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April 14, 2001

Police log 4/14

FREDERICK, Md. - A 79-year-old Frederick, Md., man was killed in a car crash Friday on Md. 85.

Carlos Meldrum Dixon Jr. of 5684 Barberry Court was pulling out of the Hampton Inn driveway when his car collided with a northbound pickup truck, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Christopher Inman, 34, of 7187F Cypress Court, Frederick, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

Dixon was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore after the 12:48 p.m. accident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:05 p.m., police said.


Md. 85 was closed for about 90 minutes after the accident, causing traffic backups, police said.

DARGAN - Two girls were hurt when they were thrown off an all-terrain vehicle Friday afternoon.

The two cousins were riding without helmets on Maze Lane, a dirt road off Harpers Ferry Road, when their ATV flipped backwards and sent them flying, said Chief Ron Gray of Potomac Valley Fire Co.

Although their injuries were not serious, a medevac helicopter flew them to the hospital as a precaution, Maryland State Police said.

Authorities did not release their names. One girl, age 14, lives on Harpers Ferry Road and the other, her cousin, age 12, lives in Kirkwood, N.Y.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va - A Bunker Hill man was sent to the hospital unconscious Thursday after an altercation involving two other people, a spokesman for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

Roger Marrone, 39, was taken to Winchester Medical Center after an incident on Middleway Pike near Route 51 and the Jefferson County line about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. K.C. Bohrer.

The dispute involved Donald Woodruff, 45, Bunker Hill and Thomas Woodruff, 22, Hedgesville, Bohrer said.

"There was some sort of dispute about a camper that was being moved off of (Donald) Woodruff's property," Bohrer said.

The matter is still under investigation, he said.

Vandals caused $500 in damage a 2000 Ford Windstar in the 13300 block of Highlane Street Thursday, police said.

Paint was damaged by someone who scratched it with a key.

The incident was reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A trucker and his passenger escaped serious injury Thursday when their westbound rig ran off Interstate 70, back across the median and into the eastbound lane.

Pennsylvania State Police said Thomas Tielsch, 46, of Trafford, Pa., had a shoulder injury. Passenger Jerry Yetsko, 38, of Portage, Pa., was unhurt, police said.

At 5:55 a.m. Thursday, the driver fell asleep at the wheel, forcing the truck into an embankment, police said.

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