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Deputies say man lost part of his leg in crash

August 04, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

shappell@herald-mail.com

A 24-year-old Hagerstown man was in custody after crashing his car into a 60-year-old man Saturday, leaving him without a portion of his leg, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Sunday.

Deputies charged Michael Edward Sease Jr., 24, of 16310 Ayshire Court, with failing to drive right of center, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in connection with the Saturday evening collision.

Sease was charged with driving a 1992 Buick into Gary Edgar Swartz, of 441 Indiana Ave., Hagerstown, as Swartz was loading cargo into his vehicle parked in the Highland Manor development of Heather Drive at about 6:50 p.m., deputies said.

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Police said Swartz was momentarily pinned against his vehicle and suffered a partial leg amputation as a result of the crash.

"The accident caused the amputation of his right leg, right around his knee," Deputy Tracey Peyton said. "It was bad. There was a lot of blood loss."

Swartz was listed in critical condition Sunday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Sease suffered minor injuries and was being treated at the scene when police arrived, according to Peyton. Peyton said Sease expressed concern for the victim.

Sease was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, according to police. Sease's bond review hearing was scheduled for this afternoon in District Court.

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