Police log for 9/8

September 09, 2002

Virginia man hurt when vehicleflips on I-70

HANCOCK - An Arlington, Va., man was injured Saturday afternoon when his vehicle flipped on Interstate 70 and rolled down an embankment, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Koji Tanemura, 28, was driving alone, eastbound, in the fast lane when his 2000 Toyota 4-Runner went onto the left shoulder, Trooper 1st Class Robert Care said.

Tanemura turned back to the right, but overcorrected, causing his vehicle to roll over, Care said.

The 4-Runner rolled across both lanes, went off the right side of the highway and fell about 50 feet down an embankment, Care said.

The accident happened near mile marker 3.

Hancock Rescue Squad took Tanemura to Washington County Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said Saturday night that Tanemura was about to be transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.


Care said Tanemura was conscious and alert when emergency workers reached him.

Fire spreads from trash bin to warehouse

HALFWAY - About $2,000 worth of damage was caused Friday when a fire in an outdoor trash receptacle spread to a warehouse at Danzer Metals at 17500 York Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, which suspects arson.

A passerby spotted the fire about 5:50 p.m.

It took two dozen firefighters from Halfway, Funkstown and Williamsport about 15 minutes to control the fire.

The fire marshal's office said the fire started in the construction trash bin then moved to the 300- by 300-foot warehouse about three feet away.

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