Towson attorney, 2 sons-in-law killed on trip to England

Two Catonsville residents were killed, along with another man, Monday night in a car accident in England, police said.

Stephen J. Hughes, 57, a partner in the Towson firm of Treanor, Pope and Hughes; Gregory Brooks, 39, a graphic designer who lived in Catonsville; and Andrew Pain, 31, of London died at the scene of the accident in Oxford. Brooks and Pain were married to Hughes' daughters.

Daughters Angela H. Brooks and Sarah Hughes Pain were injured in the crash and remain hospitalized in England.

Sarah and Andrew Pain were married in Maryland in March and her extended family had traveled to England to celebrate the marriage with Pain family members.

According to a British police report, Andrew Pain was driving a Mercedes during a rain storm. He swerved to avoid hitting an animal and left the roadway at about 10 p.m. The car hit two trees and rolled down an embankment, police said. Officers are still investigating.

Hughes, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and a past chairman of the medical malpractice section of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, had previously been a partner at Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore.

A Ten Hills resident who was active in his community association, Hughes was a member of the Class of 1972 at the now shuttered Cardinal Gibbons High School and had helped to organize his class' 40th reunion, scheduled for Sunday.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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