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Separate Tri-State crashes kill two

November 17, 2006

TRI-STATE - Two people died Thursday in separate accidents on roads in the Tri-State area.

One person was killed and several people were injured Thursday night when two vehicles and a motorbike were involved in a crash on W.Va. 9 in Baker Heights, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy.

Chief Deputy Kenneth Lemaster said he had no details about the person who died. He was not sure how many people were injured, but he did not believe their injuries were serious.

A Sharpsburg woman died early Thursday when her vehicle hit a utility pole on Md. 63 near Williamsport and rolled down an embankment, Maryland State Police said.

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Arvella Ruth Hafer, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:07 a.m. accident south of Falling Waters Road, according to Trooper 1st Class Kyle George.

Hafer, who was alone in her 1993 Buick LeSabre, crossed the center line, George said.

She was thrown from her vehicle and was not wearing a seat belt, George said.

"The family all showed up at the scene ... we didn't have to notify them," George said.

Williamsport fire and ambulance personnel responded to the accident.

According to a Berkeley County Emergency Services dispatcher, the accident in the 1400 block of Charlestown Road was reported at 8:29 p.m. Rescue personnel left the scene about 11 p.m., the dispatcher said.

While emergency personnel were on the scene, W.Va. 9 was closed and motorists were rerouted to Grapevine Road, Lemaster said.

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