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Police log

December 16, 2003

Man seriously injured in Pa. 16 crash


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Mercersburg, Pa., man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Monday morning following a one-vehicle crash on Pa. 16 in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Richard E. Zeger, 60, address unavailable, was listed in critical condition Monday evening, according to a hospital spokesman.

Police said Zeger was driving a 2002 Toyota Echo east at 8:23 a.m. when it slid across the westbound lane and struck a utility pole. Zeger was ejected through the passenger door of the vehicle, which came to rest on its roof in a field.

Zeger was initially treated at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown before being flown by helicopter to Baltimore.




Tractor-trailer crashes slow interstate traffic


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police responded to three accidents involving tractor-trailers on Interstate 81 Monday, one of which blocked the southbound lanes for four hours.

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The accident that closed down the highway occurred at 7:08 p.m., according to police. Wilbert Miller, 51, of Eagen, Minn., was driving south near Exit 14 when he struck a tractor-trailer he was attempting to pass driven by Oluwaseun Osinowo, 30, of Jackson, Miss.

Police said Miller's truck spun in front of Osinowo's truck, which came to rest blocking the road.

Neither man was injured, police said.

Police said that at 6:40 p.m. a 1986 Mercedes-Benz driven by Devang I. Desai of Greensboro, N.C., was northbound near Exit 5 when Desai lost control of the car, hit a guardrail and struck a tractor-trailer driven by Thomas Andras of Palm Coast, Fla.

Desai and Andras were unhurt in the crash, according to police.

At 11:55 a.m. police went to an accident south of Exit 20 where a tractor-trailer driven by Pierre Boudreau, 40, of Saint-Lucien, Quebec, ran off the road, hitting a guardrail and several trees before rolling on its side.

Police said another tractor-trail caused the crash by hitting Boudreau's truck, but did not stop. Boudreau was uninjured, police said.

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