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Man faces charges in hit-and-run accident

June 04, 2006|by CANDICE BOSELY

A vehicle driven by a man driving the wrong way on Interstate 81 and on a ramp connecting the interstate to U.S. 40 struck a car and a pedestrian before stopping after colliding with a road sign early Saturday, according to a press release from Maryland State Police.

William Leonard Guy IV, 18, of Hagerstown, was charged with three counts of leaving the scene of a collision, as well as alcohol-related violations. He had marijuana in his possession when he was taken into police custody, according to the release.

Four people, including Guy, were taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital as a result of the hit-and-runs, which happened Saturday at 1:05 a.m., according to the release.

A spokeswoman at the hospital said she did not have any information about any of the patients. The police press release did not indicate the nature or severity of the victims' injuries, and the investigating trooper could not be reached.

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Guy was driving a 1988 Ford Bronco north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 when the vehicle struck a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Lisa A. Bean, 35, of Campbell, Neb., according to the release. Bean had a passenger in the truck, Albert G. Bean, 38, also of Campbell.

After striking the pickup truck, Guy drove the wrong way on the ramp to U.S. 40 and struck a pedestrian, Anthony Michael Burker, 22, of Hagerstown, according to the release.

The driver kept going, but the vehicle became disabled when it struck a road sign at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Western Maryland Parkway, according to the release.

Police took Guy into custody after he was seen trying to push the Bronco away from the crash scene, according to the release.

The case remains under investigation.

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