Police log for 11/2

November 04, 2002

Two hurt in accidenton W.Va. 9 Friday

Two people were hurt in a rush-hour accident on W.Va. 9 Friday, West Virginia State Police said.

Diane Lee, 48, of Charles Town, W.Va., was eastbound on W.Va. 9 when her pickup truck collided with a car that was pulling onto the highway from Wiltshire Road about 4:30 p.m., police said.

The driver of the car, Ross Morgan, 41, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., was flown to Washington County Hospital where he was in fair condition Friday night.

Lee was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, police said. The hospital could not provide any information about her condition Friday night.


After Lee's pickup hit Morgan's car, it ended up in oncoming traffic on W.Va. 9 where it collided with a car driven by Charles Alverson, 53, of Middletown, Va., police said.

Officer hurt in crash has been transferred

THURMONT, Md. - A police officer seriously injured when his car slammed into a tree during a car chase has been transferred to another hospital for rehabilitation.

Officer Rick White of the Thurmont Police Department had been at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore from Oct. 24, when the crash occurred, until Thursday, when he was transferred.

White is now in a rehabilitation program at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore, Thurmont Police Lt. Terry Frushour said Friday.

White was chasing a suspect in an armed robbery on Oct. 24 when he lost control of his car and hit a tree.

Two men face drug charges in Hagerstown

Two men face drug charges stemming from their arrest last week at the Hip Hop Clothing Shop in Hagerstown, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said Friday.

Store owner William Squire, 33, of Washington, D.C., and store manager Karriem Melson Tislen Wright, 25, of Martinsburg, W.Va., were charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of cocaine, police said.

Squire was also charged with attempted escape and two counts of second-degree assault. Wright was also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The men were arrested on Oct. 25 after police executed a search warrant at the clothing shop at 61 E. Franklin St.

Both men were in Washington County Detention Center on Friday. Squire is being held without bond and Wright is being held on $75,000 bond.

Tennessee woman dies in Waynesboro accident

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Tennessee woman was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash in downtown Waynesboro, police said.

Quiguang Bifang Dong, 50, of Crossville, Tenn., was killed in the 12:16 a.m. accident, said Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner.

Waynesboro Police said a Volkswagen registered in Pennsylvania was traveling north on South Potomac while a GMC minivan registered in Tennessee was traveling east on West Main Street. The two vehicles collided at the intersection, police said.

The GMC minivan flipped over, pinning Dong.

Police said three people were taken to Waynesboro Hospital for treatment, but they were not identified Friday.

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