Elkridge man, 42, killed when car strikes pole


A 42-year-old Elkridge man died yesterday morning after his car slammed into a Baltimore Gas and Electric pole near Burns Crossing Road and Route 32 in Odenton, police said.

The accident occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the man was driving south on Burns Crossing Road and had just passed the Route 32 intersection when his car veered to the right side of the road and crashed into the pole.

Michael John Sharkey of the 7800 block of Mayfield Ave. was rushed to Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m.

Mr. Sharkey was wearing a seat belt, police said.

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