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5 killed in traffic accidents in area over weekend


Two Baltimore men were killed yesterday morning when the car they were traveling in slammed into two other vehicles and hit a concrete barrier on the Baltimore Beltway near Hollins Ferry Road.

Luther L. Jones, 76, of the 3700 block of Springdale Ave. and Keith P. Cragway, 44, of the 3900 block of Kenyon Ave. died in the accident.

They were passengers in a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Yvon Brown, 41, of the 1100 block of Courtney Road, who was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

Trooper Deneen Green of the Maryland State Police said the car carrying Jones, Cragway, Brown and Hillary Davis, whose address was unknown, was northbound about 6: 59 a.m. when it hit a 1989 Honda Accord driven by James S. Beasley, 26, of Arkansas.

The two cars then crashed into a concrete barrier, and Brown's car careened across the highway and hit an abutment before hitting a bakery truck, police said. The Oldsmobile stopped after hitting the concrete barrier a second time.

Davis was treated at St. Agnes Hospital and released. Beasley and the driver of the bakery truck, whose name was not available, were treated at the scene.

The trooper said there was no evidence of drugs or alcohol in the accident and the investigation was continuing.

In a separate accident yesterday, an 11-year-old girl died after being struck by a vehicle traveling west on Bowie Mill Road near Thornhurst Drive in Olney. Ah Ran Cho, a Korean national who was visiting Olney with her mother, suffered severe head injuries in the 3 p.m. accident. She was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, where she died.

On Friday night a man and a woman were killed when a truck driven by a teen-ager ran into them while they were sightseeing on a bridge.

John L. Hoake, 70, and Gladys Raffensberger, 70, both of Gettysburg, Pa., were walking on the Trevanion Road bridge over Big Pipe Creek near Taneytown when they were struck by a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old boy.

Police would not identify the juvenile.

State Police said Hoake and Raffensberger had left their car near the bridge and were walking along the road when the truck, traveling west on Trevanion Road, hit them. Hoake was knocked into the water. He and Raffensberger were pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital.

Police said charges are pending against the driver.

Pub Date: 8/18/96

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