Pa. man dies in auto accident

June 26, 1997



Staff Writers

A Waynesboro, Pa., man was killed and two others were injured Wednesday in an 8:15 a.m. head-on crash in the 13300 block of Jefferson Boulevard.

Theodore Rogers Jr., 23, of Waynesboro, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1988 Honda Prelude veered across the center line of Md. 64 into the path of a 1990 Ford Aerostar minivan, Maryland State Police said.

A passenger in the minivan, Barbara T. Barvir, 10, of Ringgold, was flown from the scene by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was listed in fair condition Wednesday night.


The driver of the minivan, Jane Marie Barvir, 35, of Ringgold, was taken to Washington County Hospital where she was listed in serious condition Wednesday night.

Rogers' body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Rogers' mother, Deborah Rogers, said he worked at Roadway Express in Williamsport.

"He was real friendly and fun to be around. I know he has a lot of friends and he's really going to be missed," she said.

She said Rogers played sports, including basketball, and had played on the football team while at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

According to Maryland State Police, the accident occurred between Ingram and Bikle avenues.

Three medical units from Community Rescue Service and Smithsburg responded to the scene and began treating patients, who reportedly were trapped in the vehicles for a time.

Smithsburg Fire Department and a rescue squad from Waynesboro, Pa., also responded to the scene and helped free the trapped occupants of the vehicles, rescuers said.

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