Two people were killed in on Maryland's roads yesterday as the long Memorial Day weekend came to a close.
Jason William Mullinix, 22, of Laurel was killed when he apparently failed to stop at a red traffic signal at Route 108 and Harpers Farm Road in Columbia, Howard County police said.
The 2000 Honda motorcycle Mullinix was driving struck the passenger side of a Maxima Nissan driven by Richard Anton Hammer, 54, of Columbia, about 6: 15 p.m. Neither Hammer nor his passenger, Carol Carey, also of Columbia, was injured, police said.
Mullinix was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In Crofton, an Odenton man was killed and five other people were injured yesterday evening when two cars collided at the intersection of Route 3 and Conway Road, Anne Arundel County police reported.
Clarence Andrew Chisley, 55, a passenger in a 1995 Ford Escort driven by Violet Josephine Contee, 58, of Odenton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Contee, who received multiple injuries, was flown to Prince George's County Shock Trauma Center. She was listed in serious but stable condition last night.
The passengers in the Escort, Raymond Johnson, 60, of Bowie, and Nila Delmeta Brown, 41, of Odenton, also received multiple injuries. They were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Hospital officials listed the pair in serious but stable condition last night.
In the second vehicle, a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria, 17-year-old Amy Jo Bossard of Upper Marlboro and her passenger, Gisele Marie Keirnan, also 17, of Bowie, received minor injuries. They were treated at the scene.
Police said Bossard was southbound on Route 3 at about 5 p.m. when she apparently failed to stop for a red light at Conway Road. The Crown Victoria hit the left side of the Escort.