A 47-year-old Bethesda Woman was killed early Monday in Ocean City, Md., after being struck by a car while crossing Coastal Highway. An 18-year-old Lanham youth has been charged with manslaughter and drunk driving in the incident.
Police said Jeane Keene of 9907 De Paul Dr. Bethesda, and her husband, Robert, were walking across the six-lane highway at 118th Street at 1.19 a.m. Monday when they were hit by a car being pursued by police.
Dennis Joseph Doyle of Lanham was charged with manslaughter, drunk driving and reckless driving in connection with the fatality and with leaving the scene of property damage involving an earlier accident. He was freed on $1,000 bail.
Mrs. Keene was an administrative assistant at General Electric Co, in Rockville. Her husband, a marketing manager at Control Data Corp., was treated for head and foot lacerations and a broken foot at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury and released.
A native of North Dakota, Mrs. Keene moved here in 1934 with her family when Eleanor Roosevelt helped her father find employment with the Agriculture Department.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947 and attended the University of Maryland where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a member of Bethesda Country Club.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Robert Jr. and Thomas, all of the home; her father, Fountain Thompson of Cando, N.D.; her mother, Esther Olson Thompson of Chevy Chase, and a sister, Diane M. Hoffmanof Washington.