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Superintendent injured in crash

January 31, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Schools Superintendent Barry Dallara suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 near Clear Spring when his SUV skidded on gravel and rolled over Thursday morning, Larry Glenn, president of the Waynesboro School Board said.

Dallara was at his home near Johnstown, Pa., Thursday night and was not taking phone calls.

Maryland State Police investigated the 6:54 a.m. accident east of East Licking Creek, a state police spokeswoman said. Investigating Trooper Christopher Barnard had not prepared a report on the accident as of Thursday night, the spokeswoman said.

Glenn said Dallara was shaken up and bruised, but had no broken bones. "He wasn't seriously hurt," Glenn said.

Glenn said Dallara told him he skidded on gravel that highway crews had spread on the road for icy conditions and his Chevrolet TrailBlazer rolled over.

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Dallara called his wife who picked him up and drove him to Washington County Hospital to be checked out, Glenn said.

Carol Henicle, executive director of the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, said Dallara was scheduled to attend a meeting Thursday morning with area business leaders at the Parlor House Restaurant in Waynesboro. She said Dallara meets occasionally with members of the business community.

Dallara called the restaurant to say that he had been in an accident and would not make the meeting.

Henicle said Dallara called her office later in the morning to say that he was bruised, but otherwise OK. He said he thought his vehicle would be totaled as a result of the crash.

Glenn said Dallara keeps an apartment in Waynesboro. He said the superintendent lives about 90 minutes from Waynesboro. Dallara will return to work next week, Glenn said.

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