Police log

October 05, 1997

Pa. teen stable after weekend accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania teenager who was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Pa. 997 early Saturday remains in stable condition at York (Pa.) Hospital with pelvis and face injuries, a hospital spokesperson said Sunday night.

Carl Myron Gayman, 17, of 422 Musser Road, Shippensburg, Pa., was taken in an ambulance to Chambersburg Hospital after the 1:55 a.m. accident just south of Park Road, and then flown to York Hospital, where he was in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Orrstown, Pa., teenager Michael Sheldon Waters, 16, of 10330 Cumberland Highway, is in satisfactory condition at Chambersburg Hospital with leg injuries, a hospital spokesperson said.


According to Pennsylvania State Police, Gayman was heading north on Pa. 997 when his 1991 Ford Ranger crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1995 Dodge Caravan Sport driven by Waters head-on.

Police are still investigating the accident.

Tractor-trailer flips on Interstate 70

A truck driver was taken to the hospital Sunday night after his tractor-trailer overturned at the 21-mile marker on Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.

The accident, which occurred at 8:39 p.m., narrowed eastbound traffic to one lane. The road was cleared at about 9:45 p.m., police said.

The identity of the driver was not known Sunday night.

Man charged with DUI, recklessness

A Hagerstown man led police on a chase Sunday before crashing into the former Foltz manufacturing building at the corner of McComas and Locust streets, Hagerstown City Police said.

Brian Scott Long, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on a revoked license, hit-and-run, fleeing and eluding and reckless driving, police said. He was not hurt in the crash, police said.

Officer Ken Sterner was patroling the area of Jefferson Boulevard at about 6:45 p.m. when he saw a car sideswipe a building as it left a parking lot, he said.

"It was off to the races," Sterner said.

Sterner said the vehicle did not stop. He said he pursued it to the former Foltz plant, where it crashed into the building. The driver then tried to run away, Sterner said.

Long's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, Sterner said.

Dirt bike stolen from Edgemont Road

A dirt bike valued at more than $1,000 was stolen from a home on Edgemont Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The theft occurred between Sept. 29 and Sunday, deputies said.

The Yamaha 125CC bike was valued at $1,100, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

New Market man hurt in bike wreck

WOODSBORO, Md. - A New Market, Md., man was injured Sunday morning after he lost control of his bicycle, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Peter J. McGraw, 46, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in fair condition Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

According to deputies, McGraw flipped while trying to make a turn at the intersection of Dublin and Links roads at about 11 a.m. He was not wearing a helmet at the time, deputies said.

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