A Washington County Sheriff's deputy was slightly injured Thursday evening when his cruiser struck a motorist's car as he pursued another vehicle wanted in an ongoing criminal investigation.
Deputy 1st Class Kevin Morgan didn't require medical treatment after the collison at Frederick Street and Wilson Boulevard around 7 p.m., Sgt. Travers Ruppert said late Thursday.
The vehicle that was being pursued got away, speeding on toward Funkstown on Frederick Street, Ruppert said.
The motorist, Anita Weiss, 22, of Sharpsburg, was unhurt and her 1998 Toyota was driveable, Ruppert said.
At 6:51 p.m., Morgan was in the area of Scarlet Oak Drive in Halfway assisting other deputies in an ongoing criminal investigation when an older model grey GMC Jimmy with temporary Pennsylvania tags and three people inside sped away from the scene.
With Morgan in pursuit, the vehicle sped onto Virginia Avenue and headed northbound toward Hagerstown at speeds of between 70 and 80 mph, Ruppert said. Turning onto Wilson Boulevard, the chase continued to Frederick Street where Weiss was stopped at a red light to make a left turn onto Wilson.