TRAFFIC FATALITIESToddler, pedestrian, hitchhiker killedA 3-year-old Howard...



Toddler, pedestrian, hitchhiker killed

A 3-year-old Howard County girl was killed yesterday morning when she was hit by a pickup truck her father was moving in the family driveway, police said.

Katie Frazier was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Howard County Police said Bruce Frazier, 28, was pulling forward in his Chevy pickup truck at 10:30 a.m. and apparently did not see the child in front of him on the driveway of the home in the 8100 block of Forever Green Court, Elkridge.

Two other people died in unrelated weekend pedestrian accidents.

In Prince George's County, 26-year-old Fredis Orlando Martinez of Silver Spring was killed when he stepped off a sidewalk and was hit by a car.

Police said he stepped into the southbound lane in the 9200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, north of Langley Park, about 1:30 p.m. and was hit by a 1983 Chevy Celebrity driven by Leonard Salvatore Nardozzi, 43, whose address was unavailable. No charges were filed.

In Montgomery County, a hitchhiker standing on the side of a road near Redland was killed late Saturday when a car drifted off the road.

Francis W. Smith, 47, was standing near his home on Muncaster Road about 11:30 p.m. when a Ford Taurus driven by Howard J. Greif, 18, of Olney, drifted out of the northbound lane and hit him, police said.

Mr. Smith was pronounced dead early yesterday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Woman shot to death outside Joppa Road bar

A woman who was shot early yesterday outside a bar on the 1600 block of East Joppa Road died three hours later at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Baltimore County police.

Mary Flora, 40, of the 6900 block of Harford Road, was shot after spending the evening at Rascals, a Baynesville bar.

Police arrested Ronald Anthony Manno, 52, of the 500 block of Epsom Road, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Police said that they were not sure of the motive for the shooting but that Ms. Flora had recently broken off a relationship with Mr. Manno.



Employees of Bond Distributing Company, beverage distributor for products including Coors and Miller beers in the Baltimore area, voted yesterday to go on strike. The employees, members of Teamsters Local 1010, who had been working without a contract since the end of June, the union said.

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