N.Y. Woman, 72, Killed in Lorton Crash

A 72-year-old New York woman was killed Friday afternoon when the car she was riding in veered off a road in Lorton and hit a utility pole before rolling over, police said yesterday.

Emilia Trozzi, of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene of head injuries. The driver of the car, Lina Cozzetto, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., was seriously injured and admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said. Police said Cozzetto's 1996 Oldsmobile sedan was heading westbound on Silverbrook Road when it left the road for unknown reasons. The car struck a utility pole and rolled onto the driver's side. Neither woman was wearing a seat belt, police said.


Homeless Man Hit by Cars, Dies

A 54-year-old homeless man was struck by two cars and fatally injured last night as he tried to cross Rockville Pike near Randolph Road in a busy shopping area, Montgomery County police said.

The man was identified as Dwite McKinney, who lived in a wooded area near the intersection, police said. They said he was hit about 6 p.m. when he stepped in front of a northbound car. After rolling off that car, he fell and was hit by another car, police said.

He died at Suburban Hospital about three hours later, they said.

New Carrollton Man Found Shot to Death

A 28-year-old New Carrollton man was found fatally shot in a car near his home Friday night, and Prince George's County police said they have no suspects.

Theodore Johnson, of the 5300 block of 85th Avenue, was found about 10:25 p.m. in a car parked in the 5400 block of 85th Avenue after police responded to a call of a shooting, police said. Johnson was sitting in the car with more than one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. An autopsy was being performed yesterday.

Police said they don't know what prompted the shooting.

Carroll County Man Dies in Elkridge Crash

A Carroll County man was killed Friday evening after police said he pulled out in front of another car in Elkridge.

Gary Clifford Hoyt, of the 3300 block of Maple Grove Road in Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene on Meadow Ridge Road at Business Parkway, according to police.

Police said Hoyt, driving a 1998 tan Ford, pulled onto Meadow Ridge Road from Business Parkway at 6:12 p.m. in front of a 1988 black Mercedes traveling east on Meadow Ridge. The Mercedes struck the Ford's driver's side door.

The 17-year-old driver of the Mercedes, whom police would not identify, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition. An 8-year-old girl in his car also was listed in stable condition at Shock Trauma, and two 13-year-old male passengers in the Mercedes were in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in I-95 Accident

An Arlington man died and another was seriously injured early yesterday morning after they were thrown from a car that overturned on Interstate 95 in Maryland, police said.

Jerome Donnell Davis, 22, whose address was unavailable, died after he was hit by a vehicle about 2:30 a.m., police said. Cornelius R. Chambers, 28, also of Arlington, underwent surgery yesterday morning for broken bones and other injuries at Prince George's Hospital Center and was in serious condition, police said.

Police said they are trying to determine who was driving the car when it overturned on southbound I-95 south of Branch Avenue, but investigators said they believe the car was speeding. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt, police said.

The accident closed southbound I-95 for three hours.

Bohanan Appointed to Fill House Seat

Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D) this week appointed John L. Bohanan Jr. to fill the 29th District House seat, which represents St. Mary's County and has been vacant since John Slade was named a District Court judge this year.

Bohanan, 41, has been U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer's district director, overseeing the congressman's operations in the district that includes St. Mary's since 1993. He was nominated by the St. Mary's County Central Democratic Committee. Under state law, a departing lawmaker's party nominates a successor who is appointed by the governor.

Group Supporting 20-Year Dredge Plan

The Greater Baltimore Committee has thrown its support behind Maryland's 20-year plan to dredge silt from shipping channels leading to the city, responding to an advertising campaign that criticized a proposal to dump the silt into the Chesapeake Bay.

The committee, composed of regional business leaders, said that the maintenance of the port's 50-foot shipping lane was vital to the development of the container shipping industry in the city.


City Postpones Removal of Cylinders

District officials have postponed a contractor's plans to remove from a Northeast Washington warehouse four 100-pound cylinders containing toxic material so that the city's Emergency Management Agency can take part in the operation, a D.C. fire department spokesman said yesterday.

The removal of the cylinders from an empty building at Fourth and Morse streets NE was to have been conducted today, and plans were made to close parts of three streets that are adjacent to the building, in the wholesale food market area.

But at the request yesterday of EMA Director Peter LaPorte, the operation was put off, said Battalion Chief Stephen Reid of the D.C. fire department, which was participating in the removal. City officials said a new disposal date will be determined next week, and declined to specify what type of material is in the warehouse.

Reid said the building that contains the cylinders has been secured and that the property is "receiving special attention" by D.C. police to keep people out. He said that because the cylinders are not leaking and because there is no fire threatening them, their disposal can be delayed temporarily.


"It's my idea of a nightmare. Even at 40 years old, there isn't one word that identifies the spark of my life. How are kids going to answer that?"

-- Maryann Carr, describing the essay question her daughter, Liz, had to answer for admission to the University of Virginia.