Baltimore City

Truck plows into crowd, killing man

A 72-year-old Virginia man was killed and three people injured in the Lexington Market parking lot around noon Saturday when the driver of a pickup truck lost control and plowed into a crowd, police and fire officials said.

Baltimore City Fire Chief Kevin Cartwright said that a woman driving a white Ford F-150 appeared to have suffered a seizure while driving in the parking lot off North Eutaw Street, causing the truck to strike a group of people. She was treated at University Hospital for a possible seizure. Her female passenger was not hurt, Cartwright said.

Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Monroe said no charges had been brought against the driver and that her name would not be released.

Monroe said that Donald L. Wheeler, 72, of Colonial Beach, Va., was hit by the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Cartwright said the truck came to rest against the metal frame of a doorway at the market and was damaged on the passenger side.

He said that a man who was trapped under the truck was seriously injured and taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Also taken to Shock Trauma was a woman who was found unconscious and not breathing, Cartwright said. A man who sustained a knee injury was being treated at University Hospital, also part of the University of Maryland Medical Center downtown.

Police said they were unable to provide names or ages of those who survived the accident.