54-year-old man dies after riding bicycle into...


54-year-old man dies after riding bicycle into back of pickup

A 54-year-old man died yesterday after he crashed his bicycle into the back of a pickup truck parked on a lower Charles Village street, Baltimore police said.

The man, whose identity was being withheld yesterday pending notification of relatives, was southbound at 9: 45 a.m. on St. Paul Street, near East 21st Street, when he rode into the truck. Investigators said the man, who was not wearing a bicycle helmet, suffered head injuries in the crash.

Church pastor, 86, dies in house fire

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS -- An 86-year-old Prince George's County woman died yesterday after she was unable to escape a fire in her home, authorities said.

Ella Haggins, a pastor of a church in Washington, was found dead in a rear bedroom of her home in the Washington suburb of Fairmount Heights shortly after 8 a.m., fire officials said.

Three other residents of the home escaped safely. Authorities said the house had no smoke detector. Officials said they have ruled the fire accidental but had not determined an exact cause. Damage to the house and its contests was estimated at $55,000.

Navy lieutenant chosen to join Blue Angels team


BURTONSVILLE -- A Montgomery County naval officer has been selected to join the Blue Angels for the Navy precision flying team's 1999 air show season.

Lt. Kieron O'Connor of Burtonsville, based in Norfolk, Va., as an ,, aide to the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's naval air forces, was one of two people selected Friday from 40 applicants.

The other new member is Lt. Keith Hoskins of Parkville, Mo. The Blue Angels rotate half of their six team members every year.

Pub Date: 7/12/98

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