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Police log

June 04, 1997

2 treated after Williamsport wreck

WILLIAMSPORT - Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday after a Ford pickup truck collided with a Mack truck at about 11:55 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Arthur Edward Crouse, of Strong, Maine, and a passenger were taken to Washington County Hospital. Crouse was treated and released. Deputies did not release the name of the passenger.

Deputies alleged that Crouse turned his 1985 Ford pickup truck into the Days Inn parking lot and pulled in front of a 1994 Mack truck owned by Sword Trucking.

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The Mack truck, which was hauling bricks, was driven by Aaron Russel Miller, of 14312 Gossard Mill Road in Hagerstown. He did not require medical treatment, deputies said.

Crouse was charged with failure to yield right of way while making a left turn.

Both vehicles were towed away.

Woman pinned after car slides, flips

A car slid on wet pavement on Rockdale Road Tuesday and flipped over, trapping a woman for about an hour, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Barb Pryor, 39, of South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The Mercury Cougar, driven by Nicole Snyder 22, of Maugansville, was headed south on Rockdale Road at 6 p.m. when it skidded on the road at a sharp split at Independence Road, deputies said.

The back end fishtailed and the car turned over and slid about 20 to 30 feet, Deputy Maxwell Kline said. Snyder was not hurt, but Pryor was pinned underneath the car, he said.

Rescue workers from the Clear Spring Volunteer Rescue Co. removed the passenger-side door and lifted the vehicle with an inflatable device, Kline said.

"They did a heck of a job," he said.

Kline said Pryor was conscious and did not appear seriously injured. Because the car was on an incline, he said rescue workers had been concerned it might slide down the hill.

Kline said the car was not moving fast, but said rain made already tricky road conditions more treacherous.

"That's a bad area," he said. "It's really slippery."

Woman, 2 children treated after collision

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A two-car crash on U.S. 11 South near the Corning Glass plant sent a mother and two of her three children to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, but all were treated and released, according to City Hospital officials.

Nancy May, 28, of Joshua Gardens, Martinsburg, was southbound on U.S 11 with her three children when she collided a car driven by Melissa Smith, 25, of Lindsey Terrace, Martinsburg, state police said.

Neither Smith nor her passenger were injured, police said.

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