Driver in crash had been stabbed, police say

Lamonte Tracey Sherman died after hitting tree and two people

May 30, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

A man who died after crashing his vehicle into a tree and hitting three people Sunday night in Glen Burnie had been stabbed prior to the accident, police said today.

Lamonte Tracey Sherman, 39, of the 300 block of Stephens Circle in Aberdeen, was driving from Americana Circle onto Ritchie Highway about 10 p.m. when he apparently lost control of his car, a green 2006 Dodge Magnum station wagon, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police earlier had said the vehicle jumped the curb and struck a tree, then hit two people in the parking lot of Ann's Dari Crème, who received only minor injuriies. Lt. John McAndrew, a police spokesman, said Monday afternoon that the vehicle struck a table outside the eatery at which a 15-year-old girl was sitting with her family before continuing on to strike the tree.

The girl was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, McAndrew said. The two people who received minor injuries have been released from the hospital. Sherman was taken to Baltimore-Washington Hospital but later died, police said.

Sherman had injuries to his chest area that could not have been sustained in the car crash, said police, who believe the injuries were wounds sustained in a stabbing prior to the accident.

Police canvassed the area and discovered evidence Sherman may have been stabbed in the 7800 block Americana Circle, McAndrew said. But investigators still have no motive in the slaying.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-222-3413.

Baltimore Sun reporter Tim Wheeler contributed to this article.

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