3 from Towson hospitalized in N. Carolina after I-95 crash
Three relatives of a Towson man remained hospitalized in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area yesterday after the vehicle he was driving overturned on Interstate 95 last weekend, killing the driver's brother and injuring the other passengers.
The group likely was headed home to Maryland from vacation, said Jean Sehlhorst, a longtime friend of one of the car's passengers.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, William Sullivan, 83, of Piccadilly Road in Towson, was driving north on I-95 through Four Oaks, N.C., about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he ran off the right side of the road in a 2004 Ford. Sullivan over-corrected and crossed over the northbound lanes and into the median, then drove back off the right side of the road before striking an embankment. The car then overturned on the driver's side and struck a highway sign, police said.
According to news reports, the driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The driver's brother, Raymond Sullivan, 80, of Catonsville, was killed in the crash. Three other passengers, who were all from Timonium -- Naomi Sullivan, 93, Theresa Maskeroni, 78, and Ernest Sullivan, 87 -- and the driver all were taken to North Carolina hospitals with serious injuries, police said.
William Sullivan was discharged from Duke University Hospital last night, and Ernest Sullivan remained in intensive care, according to the hospital. Naomi Sullivan was in good condition, and Maskeroni remained in critical condition last night at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
No other cars were involved in the accident, and police say that speed was not a factor in the crash.
Aim is to aid tracking of sex offenders
In an effort to keep closer tabs on sex offenders, several Harford County agencies and their state counterparts will join forces in a program aimed at improving information exchange.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday that the agencies plan to sign an agreement Friday to create a Sexual Offender Containment Team, through which data on sex offenders -- names, addresses, places of employment, photographs and conditions of the offenders' supervision -- can be more readily shared.
The network is to include the Harford County Department of Social Services, the sheriff's office, the state's attorney office, the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation and Harford County public schools.
The program is modeled after a similar one in Baltimore County, said David Betz, Harford County's Child Advocacy Center program manager.
Collaborations between agencies have been sporadic, officials said. Under the agreement, members of the team will meet regularly to discuss tracking and trends regarding sex offenders.
: East side
2 seized on drug, weapons counts
Two men were arrested early yesterday and charged with multiple drug and deadly weapons offenses, after a drug investigation on Baltimore's east side, said a police spokesman.
Undercover officers of a citywide drug enforcement unit stopped a 1998 Lexus early yesterday in the 2300 block of Germania Ave., said Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman.
After a drug-sniffing dog alerted its handler to suspected narcotics in the car, the officers obtained a warrant, and a search of the vehicle revealed at least 170 plastic baggies containing crack cocaine and heroin, Moses said.
The seizure led to police obtaining a warrant for the driver's home in the 1100 block of Darley Ave., where police seized crack cocaine, heroin, three handguns and a shotgun, said Moses.
Charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, simple possession of narcotics and unlawful possession of firearms were the driver of the Lexus, Frederick Jackson, 27, and Davon Wilson, 18, who was arrested at the house during the raid, Moses said.
Both men were being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.
O'Malley expected to pick energy chief
Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to announce today the appointment of Malcolm Woolf as the director of the Maryland Energy Administration, a state official said yesterday.
Woolf, director of the Natural Resources Committee at the National Governors Association, previously served as minority counsel for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and as senior attorney at the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
According to its Web site, the Maryland Energy Administration provides guidance to the governor on policies and changes n the energy market.