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Tyler Adams, 21, was struck early Sunday morning near 33rd Street. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

A man with Mr. Adams was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Police said neither man was using a crosswalk and were said to be at fault in the accident. The driver of the car was not charged.


Woman accused of aiding fugitives

An Edgewood woman is being charged with helping two Baltimore-area teenagers escape from the Backbone Mountain Youth Center in Garrett County.

State police said Sharon Smith, 18, drove the getaway car after the 17-year-old and 14-year-old boys fled from the youth camp late Saturday afternoon. Miss Smith also is accused of trying to run over a counselor on a motorcycle who tried to chase the fleeing car.

Police said Miss Smith led them on a high-speed chase along Route 36. The teens jumped out of the car and were captured. Troopers finally stopped the car and arrested Miss Smith in Allegany County near the Mountainview Landfill.

She is charged with first-degree assault, escape and numerous other charges.


Police reconsider ’stepping-out’ ticketing

Howard County police are rethinking one method of ticketing speeders after the death of an officer who was struck by a motorist.

Officer 1st Class Scott Wheeler, 31, died Monday, two days after he had stepped into the road along Route 32 to flag down speeding motorists.

Investigators think the Columbia woman who hit him did not see Officer Wheeler in the roadway. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing.

Maryland State Police use a similar “stepping-out” technique for traffic enforcement, but some departments have stopped using it instead relying on officers in patrol cars.


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