Police log

July 12, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man died after being hit by a pickup truck as he walked on the southbound shoulder of Md. 194 Saturday evening.

Floyd Franklin Morgan, 66, was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital by a medical examiner, according to the Maryland State Police.

Police said the driver of a 1998 Nissan pickup truck was yielding to an emergency vehicle behind it when the 11:55 a.m. incident occurred.

An investigation of the accident was continuing on Sunday, police said.

A Baltimore woman was released on her own recognizance Saturday after being charged with falsely claiming she was raped, police said.


Maryland State Police at Hagerstown charged Christina Marie Elliott, 18, 9125 Throgmorton Road, with a false report of a crime.

Elliott called state police and said she had been raped in a garage in the 17000 block of Virginia Avenue at 10:30 a.m., said Trooper Michael S. Potter, criminal investigator.

Police interviewed the woman and found inconsistencies in her account of the alleged attack, Potter said.

Police issued a news release saying the woman told them she made up the account to get back at her boyfriend after an argument.

Elliott was held a the Hagerstown Barracks prior to a bond review. She was released around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Pittsburgh man is in fair condition at Washington County Hospital following an accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 Sunday morning.

Edward Eichenlaub, 43, was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram passenger van east of Hollow Road when he apparently fell asleep, according to Maryland State Police at Frederick.

The van, carrying 10 children, crossed the white line on the left shoulder and continued down an embankment and struck a tree at 6:33 a.m., police said.

Eichenlaub and his wife Sheryl Eichenlaub, 40, were injured in the accident. She was released after treatment at Washington County Hospital, a supervisor said. The children, ranging in age from 2 to 15, were uninjured, police said.

No charges will be filed as a result of the accident, according to Trooper Robert Calo.

He said charges were inappropriate since the driver was the only one with serious injuries and no other cars were involved.

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