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Columbia man killed when hit by car on I-97


A Howard County man was killed Saturday when he was struck by a car after he stopped to examine flat tires on his vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 97 near Millersville, state police said.

Police said Eric Van Sutton, 25, of the 6200 block of Turnabout Lane, Columbia, had stopped on the shoulder of southbound I-97 near Benfield Boulevard about 3 a.m. to examine three flat tires on his car. They said he stepped into the road to flag down an oncoming 1998 Ford Taurus and was hit.

Sutton suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

They said the driver of the Taurus was not injured and the accident was being investigated.

Pub Date: 1/18/99

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