By Mary Gail Hare and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun
10:42 PM EST, November 27, 2012
Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating two fatal vehicle accidents since Monday, one in which a 22-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and another in which a 77-year-old pedestrian was struck after stepping off a curb.
Officers and paramedics responded to the intersection of Herald Harbor Road and Prescott Road in Crownsville about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports a vehicle had left the roadway, and found a Toyota RAV-4 crashed into a tree.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle, Jennifer Nichole Tedore, 22, of Crownsville, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness told police Tedore lost control of the vehicle on the wet, curved roadway, and it slid off the road before rolling and finally striking the tree.
On Monday, a 77-year-old Linthicum man died after he was struck by a car as he crossed Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at Edgewood Road, near his Linthicum home.
Nelson Bert Lehnert, of the 6400 block of Saint Phillips Road, stepped off the curb and into the path of a northbound Ford Explorer about 5:15 p.m., police said. The area has no crosswalks and the driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian, police said.
The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 9 p.m., police said
Traffic investigators have found no evidence of speeding or alcohol use on the part of the 69-year-old driver, who was not injured and remained at the scene. They have initially attributed the accident to pedestrian error.
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