May 07, 2007

Police seek driver in hit-and-run crash

Authorities are looking for the driver of a royal blue sports car who hit two teenage girls and sped away Sunday afternoon after running a stop sign at Chartridge Drive and East Magnolia Avenue in Hagerstown, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Office press release.

The girls, ages 15 and 17, were riding in a gray Honda at the time of the accident and suffered minor injuries, according to the press release.

The driver was described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black male in his late teens or early twenties, according to the release.

Witnesses said the car could have been an Acura and had significant damage to its passenger side head light, turn signal and bumper, according to the release.


After striking the girls, authorities reported that the driver jumped a curb, drove across the soccer field at Potomac Heights Elementary School and nearly struck several people. The driver was seen last traveling south on East Irvin Avenue, according to the press release.

Anyone with information may call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 240-313-2170.

Accident slows traffic on I-70 today

The morning commute today was slowed as Maryland State Police investigated an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 just east of Md. 66.

A passenger vehicle was wrecked because of the actions of a tractor-trailer which didn't remain at the scene, police said. They had no further information on the accident, nor was the trooper available.

One person was transported to Washington County Hospital by Community Rescue Service personnel shortly after the 5:05 a.m. accident.

No information was available on the person's condition or identity.

Twelve cited for underage drinking

St. THOMAS, Pa. - A Hagerstown teen was among a dozen underage drinkers cited by Pennsylvania State Police early Sunday who responded to complaints of a loud disturbance in an alley behind Franklin Avenue.

Terry Lyn Greer, 18, of Hagerstown, was cited as being under 21 and illegally drinking alcohol at the 3 a.m. incident, according to Troopers Christopher Newman and Ryan Kemerer.

Also cited were Dustin Thomas Fignar, 19, and Alex Matthew Bentley, 19, both of Williamson, Pa.; Aaron Andrew Riley, 18, of Greencastle, Pa.; David Brandon Gillen, 19, and Max Leon Yablonski III, 19, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; Gabriel Francis Brady, 18, of Freeport, Pa.; a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy from Mercersburg, Pa.; A 17-year-old Greencastle, Pa. boy; and a 16-year-old St. Thomas, Pa. boy, police said.

Chicken thief sought in Pa.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A chicken thief who apparently got away last week with six Rhode Island Red chickens valued at $37.50 is being sought by Pennsylvania State Police.

The chickens were taken from a farm in the 1000 block of West Orchard Road, police said.

Fayetteville teen injured in crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A 17-year-old passenger received minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident late Sunday on White Church Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The driver, Justin Tyler Carter, 18, of Shippensburg, Pa., was uninjured in the 11:34 p.m. accident. He was driving a 1992 Dodge Shadow which was moderately damaged, police said.

The passenger was hurt when the vehicle failed to make a curve and ran off the road, landing on its roof, police said.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt, police said.

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