August 29, 2007

Car flips on I-70 today

A car that was clipped by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 this morning spun around and flipped over, police said.

The call was dispatched as a Priority 1, meaning the injury was thought to be the most serious, according to a 911 dispatcher.

However, the driver of the car - Barbara Jean Vaughn, 61, of Smithsburg - was alert and appeared OK as she was having X-rays at the hospital, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class David Ward said.

Ward said the tractor-trailer driver - Roy Roberts Jr., 42, of Gerrardstown, W.Va. - was charged with negligent driving.

At about 6:15 a.m., Roberts' tractor-trailer hit the back of Vaughn's vehicle as they were going west on I-70, Ward said.


Vaughn's vehicle spun into the median, went into an embankment and flipped over, he said.

Halfway McDonald's reports theft

HALFWAY - Someone broke into McDonald's on Massey Boulevard late Tuesday night and stole money, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

After seeing the intruder inside the restaurant at about 11:50 p.m., employees called police, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

The thief was gone when police arrived.

The sheriff's department did not say how much money was taken.

Police said the thief was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. He appeared to have a hat on and the hood up.

Police have asked anyone with information about the break-in to call them at 301-791-3020.

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