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Police log

February 20, 1997

Two injured in two-vehicle crash

Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital after a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon on Middleburg Road north of the intersection of U.S. 11 and Maugansville Avenue, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

A 1997 Mitsubishi driven by James Newlin left a Sheetz parking lot and collided with a 1990 Geo Prizm driven by Teresa Deckert at about 5 p.m., deputies said.

Deckert, 33, of 22430 Republican Ave., Smithsburg, was admitted to the hospital, where she was listed in good condition Wednesday night.

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A passenger in the Newlin vehicle, Kathy Grimm, 45, of Hagerstown, was treated and released, according to a hospital official.

Newlin, 38, of 18609 Carolyn St. in Hagerstown, was charged with failure to yield right of way, police said.

Man injured in attempted jump

Mt. AIRY, Md. - A Mt. Airy man was injured when he attempt to jump his vehicle over a ramp off Peddicord Road, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.

Scott Gregory King, 22, of the 14400 block of Peddicord Road, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital after the 5:13 p.m. accident, police said. King was treated and released, a spokeswoman said.

King was thrown from the vehicle when it rolled over as he was trying to jump over a ramp on private property, police said.

Man trapped in car wreckage

CLEAR SPRING - A Washington County man was trapped in the wreckage of his car for more than an hour Wednesday morning following an accident on Blair's Valley Road south of the Pennsylvania line.

Dwayne Frank Masters, 25, of 13154 Gruber Road, was listed in good condition at Washington County Hospital Wednesday evening.

Washington County sheriff's deputies arrived at the accident site at 12:30 a.m. and found the 1995 Acura Legend had hit a tree with such force that the engine was thrown out of the vehicle.

It took Clear Spring Fire and Ambulance personnel 80 minutes to free Masters from the vehicle. He was flown to the hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

Deputies said Masters was southbound on Blairs Valley Road when he lost control of the vehicle going into a right hand curve.

He was charged with failure to reduce speed and negligent driving, according to Deputy Robert Whittington.

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