2 young men killed, 1 hurt in 2 weekend car accidents


Two Baltimore teen-agers were killed early yesterday when the stolen car they were traveling in smashed into a telephone pole and broke in two on Edmondson Avenue near Cooks Lane.

Ziom O. Cato, 17, of 2330 Gilford Ave. and Tyrone A. Spease, 15, of 1027 N. Aisquith St. crashed after a brief chase by a Baltimore County police officer, who reported that he saw the car pass another vehicle on a double line on Johnnycake Road. The county officer said he quit the chase when the car crossed the city line. The car struck the pole at about 4:30 a.m., shortly after entering the city, police said.

A police spokesman said the 1992 Dodge Shadow was registered to a Baltimore County family that is moving to Utah.

Police said they used fingerprints to identify the teens because neither was carrying identification.

In another accident yesterday, a Glen Burnie man was in critical condition after he was struck by a car on I-295 in Lansdowne.

State police said Patrick T. Young, 22, was driving a 1991 Toyota pickup southbound on I-295 when it hit a guard rail at about 3:50 a.m. He apparently left the pickup and walked out onto the roadway, where he was struck by a 1992 Honda.

Police identified the driver of the Honda as Kristin LaVanway, 26, of Washington. Mr. Young was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police still are investigating the accident, and said no charges have been filed.

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