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UPS driver charged in accident that killed Baltimore Sun reporter

December 21, 2009

The Baltimore Sun reports that a UPS driver has been charged with three traffic violations in an October accident that killed the paper’s business editor, Timothy Wheatley.

Michael Dresser writes, “Kevin P. Callahan was charged with negligent driving, failure to stop at a red signal, and failure to obey a traffic device last week after a two-month investigation of the crash at York and Corbett roads in northern Baltimore County. The filing of traffic charges indicates the police found the driver at fault but did not uncover evidence sufficient to justify more serious counts.

“Wheatley, 48, was killed instantly that Monday morning when he was hit broadside by the UPS truck as he was taking his daughter Sarah to school. Shortly after the crash, authorities determined that the traffic signal at the intersection was working properly and that one of the drivers must have run a red light. Sarah Wheatley survived, with extensive head injuries.”

Read more here. The paper earlier this month named Laura Smitherman its new business editor.

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