Arbutus woman, 72, fatally hit by car man held


A 72-year-old Arbutus woman who never had a driver's license and whose habit was to walk around her neighborhood died Saturday after being struck from behind by a car driven by a man who was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, county police said.

Officer Brian Zile said Ani M. Wagenfohr of the 1200 block of Ten Oaks Road was walking west in the 4900 block of Leeds Ave. about 5:25 p.m. when a westbound 1990 Chevrolet driven by Patrick F. Moran, 43, of the 1200 block of Circle Drive in Arbutus jumped the curb and struck her.

The woman suffered leg and head injuries and died at St. Agnes Hospital about 6:30 p.m., Officer Zile said.

A neighbor, Patricia Popp, said the victim took courses at Catonsville Community College, including archaeology.

"She also was involved in local political campaigns and was very interested in events that occurred in the community," Mrs. Popp said.

She said the woman was on her way to a grocery store when she was hit by the car. "She walked everywhere and only rarely accepted a ride," Mrs. Popp said.

Officer Zile said Mr. Moran was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending a hearing today in District Court.

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