3 are killed in traffic accidents Teen-age passenger, two drivers die in three separate auto crashes.


Three people died in traffic accidents over the weekend, including a 16-year-old Glen Burnie girl when the car in which she was a passenger crashed into a tree, authorities reported.

Anne Arundel County police said that about 1 a.m. yesterday, Jason Grant Zerr, 19, of the 8300 block of Williamstowne Drive in Millersville, was driving a 1991 Hyundai south on Shetlands Lane near Old Mill High School in Millersville at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a curb on school property.

The car then jumped the curb and crashed head-on into a tree, police said.

Amy Lorraine Reidel, 16, of the 6300 block of Smithy Square, a passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Zerr was in serious condition today at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, police said.

Police said traffic charges against Zerr were pending.

State Police at the Security Barracks reported that a Baltimore woman died at Shock-Trauma early Saturday after the car she was driving on the Beltway crashed into a disabled car.

Kimberly Ann Warner, 31, of the 800 block of W. 36th St., was driving a 1988 Toyota Corolla eastbound on the Beltway about 2:50 a.m. when the car ran off the roadway a half-mile west of the Charles Street exit ramp and crashed into an unoccupied disabled car that was parked on the shoulder, police said.

Warner was pronounced dead a short time later at Shock-Trauma, police said.

In an earlier crash on the Beltway, State Police said John Richard Ziegenheim, 34, of the 12000 block of Boncrest Drive in Reisterstown, was driving southbound on the Northwest Expressway about 12:15 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1974 Dodge Charger as he was about to enter the westbound Beltway and struck a guardrail.

The car then crossed three lanes of the Beltway and crashed into a concrete barrier separating the eastbound and westbound lanes and burst into flames, police said.

Police said Ziegenheim, the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police at Pikesville said the three fatalities brought to 78 the number of people killed on Maryland roadways so far this year, compared with 93 at the same time last year.

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