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Police continue investigation of Annapolis pedestrian's death


Police continued their investigation yesterday into the death of an Annapolis man who was struck Tuesday afternoon by a sport utility vehicle while walking on Ridgely Avenue.

The body of Alvis Herbert Griffin, 39, of the 1100 block of Madison St. was found in a front yard in the first block of Gladden Road, according to police. He had suffered massive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Griffin was struck by a 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by Marjorie Christene Ferguson, 68, of the 6700 block of Yataruba Drive in Baltimore, police said. Ferguson was traveling south on Ridgely Avenue about 2:19 p.m. when the Jeep drifted off the west side of the road onto the south side of the intersection with Kirkley Road.

The Jeep then struck a rock wall but continued to travel on Ridgely, partially on the home's front lawn, police said. The Jeep ran over a mailbox and then struck Griffin, who was propelled against a fence and in front of the Gladden Road address. The Jeep spun around, then overturned, coming to rest on its roof in the front yard of the same home.

Ferguson was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released yesterday. She has not been charged. No evidence suggested that drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident, police said.

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