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October 5, 1992
Howard County Police said driver error and speed appeared to have contributed to a 2:45 a.m. accident which killed Brian P. Wheeler of the 6400 block of Lochridge Road in the Village of Hickory Ridge.Another man in the car, James D. Jones, 23, also of the 6400 block of Lochridge Road, was treated at Howard County General Hospital and released.A police spokesman did not know which man was driving the car and said the accident remains under investigation.Police said the car, a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette, was eastbound in the 14000 block of Triadelphia Mill Road near Triadelphia Mill Farms when the accident occurred.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Anne Arundel police are investigating a fatal car crash Saturday morning along westbound Route 100 near Route 10 in Pasadena. Anne Arundel Fire Department said they were dispatched about 7:30 a.m. after a passerby reported a Ford Focus had crashed into a ditch in the woods along the road. First responders found one victim dead who had been trapped inside the car, the fire department said. Police identified the victim was Edward McKeenzie Gray Jr., 35, of Pasadena. Investigators believe he crashed at around 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. but was not found until a passerby reported seeing the car in the woods.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 2004
AMONG YOUR least favorite highways in Howard County are two of its busiest: U.S. 40 and Route 100. Here is what you had to say about them, in response to my request for your nominations for the worst places to drive. "How about the ongoing problem of both arrows being green at the same time," said Darry Parker. "The U-turn/Left onto Ridge Road, north (at Super Fresh and Wal-Mart) and the right turn from Ridge Road north onto U.S. 40 West. Both have the right of way (green arrow)." People get very upset with each other at that place.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A Virginia man was killed Friday afternoon when his car was struck head on by another vehicle on Ridge Road in Severn, police said. Ki Sung Lee, 29, of Fredericksburg, was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he died of his injuries. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Lee was northbound on Ridge near Galetown Drive when a 2009 Audi Q7 SUV driven by a 73-year-old Hanover woman failed to negotiate a curve in the road, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The SUV crossed the centerline and struck Lee's 2004 Kia Optima, police said.
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By Erica L. Green | April 9, 2010
Three people were killed Wednesday night in Severn when a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle collided head-on and the SUV burst into flames, Anne Arundel County police said. The drivers killed were identified as Jessica Lynn Ray, 26, of Severn and Preston Alonzo Matthews, 57, of Hanover. Police had not identified the passenger in Matthews' vehicle, who also died in the collision. The crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. near Donaldson Avenue and Walnut Grove Road. A preliminary investigation indicates that Ray's 1998 Ford F-150, which was westbound on Donaldson Avenue, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with Matthews' 1997 Ford Expedition, according to police.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1996
A 15-year-old girl was killed and three of her friends were seriously injured Thursday when the car they were riding in flew out of control and slammed into a tree on Mago Vista Road in Arnold.Kristen Laine Gough of the 1100 block of Ramblewood Drive of Arnold suffered severe head injuries in the accident and died shortly before midnight at Anne Arundel Medical Center.The driver, David Nicholas Shupe, 17, of the 1500 block of Star Pine Drive in Arnold, was in critical condition yesterday, and Erin Posson, 14, of the 1100 block of Silverleaf Drive in Arnold was in serious condition, both at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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By Jessica Anderson
The Baltimore Sun
| June 8, 2013
An on-duty Howard County police officer attempting to make an illegal U-turn in a police vehicle struck another car, injuring two children Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said. Symchay Kon Bendu, a four-year veteran with the Howard County police, was attempting a U-turn onto Route 100 west, near Route 10 south, when the police vehicle struck a 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Jamie Marie Butler, 31, of Brooklyn, police said. The officer slowed down and made an illegal U-turn directly into the path of the Honda, which was traveling in the fast lane of Route 10 south at about 4:15 p.m., police said.
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September 4, 1991
A 16-year-old was killed shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday when a 1980 Pontiac he was driving north on Md. 331 near Easton in Talbot County crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a southbound Mack truck.Police said the victim, Baron Nichols of Preston, was pronounced dead at the scene from massive head and chest injuries.The driver of the truck, Phillip Henes, 52, of Easton, was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Easton, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 9, 1997
A North Point-area woman was killed late Tuesday when she lost control of her car in Edgemere and struck a telephone pole, Baltimore County police said.Police said Brenda Paska, 38, of the 7200 block of Waldman Ave. was westbound on Millers Island Road shortly before midnight when her car went off the road on a curve. Paska died at the scene, police said. Investigators attributed the accident to speed, alcohol and driver error.Pub Date: 1/09/97
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 14, 1997
State Police identified Steven Keith Parker, 37, of Shippensburg, Pa., as the man who was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed into an oncoming car on Rocks Road in Forest Hill, Harford County.Parker was killed about 3: 20 p.m. when the 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding north on Rocks Road crossed the center line and crashed into a southbound 1995 Mazda, police said. The driver of the Mazda and a passenger suffered minor injuries.Cpl. Larry Gordon of the Benson barracks said driver error and excessive speed on the part of Parker contributed to the crash.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
A man from Pasadena died on the scene of a six-vehicle pileup on Route 100 in Anne Arundel County Tuesday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Scott Robert Johnston, 54. Police said officers were called to the scene of the crash, on eastbound Route 100 near Route 10 in Pasadena, at 3:15 p.m. Six vehicles, including a 2005 Mack cement mixer from Daniel G. Schuster, Inc., were involved and four other drivers had minor injuries in...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
A 73-year-old woman died in Edgewater Monday after a parked car rolled down a hill and crushed her underneath, Anne Arundel County police said. Lee Sheila Mahoney was walking near the 1700 block of Chesapeake Drive in the afternoon when a parked 2010 Ford Mustang began to drift down the hill, striking her from behind and pinning her underneath. The 23-year-old owner of the car saw his car rolling down the hill, went to the car and started it, backing up without realizing the woman was trapped underneath, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson
The Baltimore Sun
| June 8, 2013
An on-duty Howard County police officer attempting to make an illegal U-turn in a police vehicle struck another car, injuring two children Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said. Symchay Kon Bendu, a four-year veteran with the Howard County police, was attempting a U-turn onto Route 100 west, near Route 10 south, when the police vehicle struck a 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Jamie Marie Butler, 31, of Brooklyn, police said. The officer slowed down and made an illegal U-turn directly into the path of the Honda, which was traveling in the fast lane of Route 10 south at about 4:15 p.m., police said.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
A three-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon caused two Maryland drivers to be sent to area hospitals. According to Anne Arundel County police, officers responded around 4:09 p.m. to a report of an accident on Route 100 eastbound and Magothy Bridge Road in Pasadena. Officers found three vehicles in the intersection with heavy damage: a silver 2011 Chrysler 300, a blue 2004 Toyota Highlander and a brown UPS 2001 Freightliner Diesel delivery truck. Their report stated that the Highlander was heading east on Route 100, approaching Magothy Bridge Road, when the driver of the Chrysler, traveling on Magothy Bridge Road, turned left against a red light.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
Two Anne Arundel County women died Monday at the scene of a head-on collision in Davidsonville. Stephanie Noell Banchero, 26, of the 1700 block of Woolford Lane in Gambrills, was driving north on Davidsonville Road near Rossback Road at about 5:50 p.m. She crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with a car driven by Mary Elizabeth Corkill, 70, of the 1000 block of Galway Road in Davidsonville, police said. Driver error appears to have caused the accident, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A collision in Edgewater Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a 78-year-old man. Gene Herbert Byrd of the first block of Tarragon Lane in Edgewater died at Anne Arundel Medical Center within a few hours of the 2:53 p.m. crash at Solomons Island Road near Lee Airpark Drive, investigators said Wednesday. Byrd was making a left turn on the green signal from Lee Airpark Drive when his Volvo station wagon was struck on the driver's side door by a GMC Yukon traveling south on Solomons Island Road, Anne Arundel police said.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1998
Alcohol and drugs were not factors in a two-car collision in April that killed two Francis Scott Key High School cheerleaders and a Pennsylvania woman, authorities said.The accident that killed Domini Wigle, 16, of Keymar and Jessica Bassler, 16, of Taneytown occurred at 7: 10 a.m. April 4 as the girls and two schoolmates were heading south on Pennsylvania Route 194 near Littlestown, the Pennsylvania State Police said.The other girls, Jennifer Banks and Laura Thompson, both 16, were treated at hospitals and released.
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June 26, 2001
A Hampstead man killed early Sunday when his car struck a utility pole and caught fire in northern Harford County apparently had fallen asleep at the wheel, according to state police in Bel Air. Christopher Martin Snyder, 37, of the 1300 block of Main St. was pronounced dead about 3 a.m. Sunday at the scene in the 4600 block of Graceton Road near Pylesville, where he was trapped in his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, police said. The car apparently was southbound near Wheeler School Road when it crossed the center line, struck the pole, flipped several times and caught fire, police said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2011
A 67-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a car accident Tuesday morning in Glen Burnie, after the car she was driving and a truck collided, Anne Arundel County police said. Police identified her as Wilda Scott of the 400 block of Ayrlawn Drive in Millersville. The other driver, Young Jea Kim, 52, of the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court in Glen Burnie, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, police said. Police said the early investigation of the crash that occurred around 11:11 a.m. indicates that Kim was driving a Chevrolet truck south on Crain Highway.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Anne Arundel County police were working to identify a man who was killed along with a dog in a pickup truck crash and fire early Friday in Harwood. Officers were called at 12:43 a.m. to the intersection of Solomons Island Road and Harwood Road, police said. Based on their initial investigation, the driver of the 1997 Ford F-150 was headed south on Solomons Island Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted to the right just before the intersection with Harwood Road. The truck went across the median and through the southeast corner of the Southern High School parking lot, ending up in a small wooded area and catching fire, police said.
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