Traffic accidents claim six lives over the weekend


Highway accidents in four counties claimed six lives Saturday and yesterday, including a motorcyclist who hit a telephone pole while traveling at more than 100 mph. A seventh person died from injuries in a crash on the Eastern Shore last week.

Anne Arundel County

State police in Annapolis said Larry Wayne Moran, 25, of Millersville lost control of his 1992 Suzuki motorcycle on Broadneck Road near Middletown Road in Arnold yesterday and crashed into the telephone pole.

Trooper Robert A. Manson said Mr. Moran, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown 40 feet. He was declared dead at the scene of the 7 p.m. accident.

The accident knocked out power to about 300 homes in the area. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews restored power about 8:10 p.m., a utility spokesman said.

Also in Anne Arundel County yesterday, a 45-year-old man was killed on Route 10 when the car he was driving crossed the median and was hit by an oncoming car.

County police said Harry John Shew Sr. of Stinchcomb Road in Severna Park was dead at the scene of the 4 p.m. accident.

Police said Mr. Shew was driving his 1983 Toyota Corolla south on Route 10 when he sideswiped a car while changing lanes. He lost control of his car, crossed the median and was hit by a 1989 Oldsmobile driven by John Kenneth Labrador, 57, of Queenstown in Queen Anne's County.

Mr. Labrador was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition last night. His wife, Janice, 56, was flown by MedEvac to the trauma center at the Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly. She ++ also was listed in critical condition.

Early Saturday morning, Paul John Burash, 20, of Severn, died after the 1990 Honda Accord he was driving south on Route 170 in Hanover left the roadway at 1:50 a.m. and crashed into a tree.

Police said it appeared the man fell asleep at the wheel of his car before it left the roadway and struck the tree.

Baltimore County

State police were trying last night to identify a black woman killed on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Dulaney Valley Road on Saturday night.

The woman, who was wearing shorts and a blue blouse, was crossing the highway about 10 p.m. when she was struck by an eastbound 1992 Volkswagen driven by Joseph Walter Deckwar, 21, of the 8400 block of Bellona Lane in Towson. The woman, who had no identification on her, was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges were placed against the driver.

Montgomery County

County police said Frank Angelo Billeci, 24, of Rockville was pronounced dead at the scene of an 8:20 p.m. accident Saturday at state Route 28 and Muddy Branch Road.

Mr. Billeci was a passenger in a 1982 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Daniel Horace Davis, 22, of Poolesville. Police said Mr. Davis was turning left through a yellow light when the truck was hit by a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Erik George Meinerth, 21, of Bethesda.

Eastern Shore

State police in Berlin said Bernice Hayman, 86, of Salisbury died about 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

She was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra north on Main Street in Berlin about 4 p.m. Aug. 4 when it collided with a 1978 Ford pickup truck at the intersection of U.S. Route 50.

The truck driver, Richard Gary Smith, 37, of Berlin was not injured.

In St. Mary's County, a Lexington Park man was killed late Saturday night when he stepped into the path of a car on Route 246.

Police said Burl X. Taylor, 56, of the first block of Barrack Road in Lexington Park, was crossing the road at 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a westbound Chevrolet driven by Michael John Smith, 21, also of Lexington Park.

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