By STEVEN T. DENNIS
The high-speed chase that resulted in the death of Princess Diana early Sunday left area residents shocked, upset and angry.
Most expressed anger at the actions of the media, especially the tabloid press, known for paying large amounts of money for prized pictures taken by paparazzi. Witnesses reportedly saw photographers mounted on motorcycles swarming around the armored Mercedes Diana was riding in shortly before the accident. Seven photographers were reportedly arrested by French police after the crash but haven't been charged.
"I think this ought to say something to the media and especially the paparazzi that they ought to hold back," said Kristy Keller of Hagerstown.
"Obviously when you are driving away at 120 miles per hour, you don't want to be bothered."
Keller was referring to a report the speedometer on the Mercedes was frozen at 121 mph after the impact.
Keller said she had admired Diana for standing up for herself.