Man dies, 2 seriously hurt in head-on collision


A Baltimore man was killed and two men were seriously injured Thursday when two vans crashed head-on in Severn and a pickup truck ran into one van that flipped over, county police said.

Raymond Martin King, 44, of the 2400 block of Brohawn Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore two hours after the accident. A passenger, Robert Cook, was treated at Shock Trauma and released Friday.

James Edward Haney, 49, of the 1400 block of Norcross Lane in Severn, the driver of the second van, was in fair condition at Shock Trauma, where he was transferred from North Arundel Hospital after doctors there discovered internal bleeding, officials said.

Police said Mr. King was driving north on Telegraph Road in a 1987 Chevy van shortly before 5 p.m. when Mr. Haney's 1993 nTC Ford Econoline southbound van crossed the center line and struck Mr. King's van just north of Denson Drive. The impact pushed the King van into a barrier and crushed the front, trapping Mr. King and his passenger, police said.

Mr. Haney's van overturned and was struck by a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, Charles Edwin Johnson Jr., 45, of the 1200 block of Old Dorsey Road in Harmans, was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

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