Police briefs

September 16, 2007

Baltimore man in good condition after crash

FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore resident was in good condition Saturday night after a crash early Friday on Interstate 270, according to a nursing supervisor at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Marco Holmes, 32, of Baltimore, was flown to the hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 2:49 a.m. accident, according to a Maryland State Police press release

The accident occurred when the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am that Holmes was driving came up on slower traffic, then went out of control and became airborne, police said.

After striking the tops of several trees, the car flipped over and came to rest against a tree, police said. Holmes reportedly was trapped in the car for about 30 minutes while emergency personnel cut him out of the car, police said.


The vehicle apparently was traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.

Holmes' two passengers were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital by ambulance with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Martinsburg man faces drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic stop on Wednesday led to drug charges against a Martinsburg, W.Va., man, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office press release.

Michel B. Ward, 23, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, Deputy 1st Class Chad Atkins said.

The 11:44 a.m. incident on Eaglehead Drive at Boyer's Mill Road occurred after Ward failed to stop for a stop sign, Atkins said. The contraband was found in Ward's vehicle and led to the charges, Atkins said.

Ward was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, but there was no record of him there Saturday night.

Chest pains send man in crash to hospital

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An accident Thursday night in the 6100 block of Anthony Highway sent one person to the hospital, but not with injuries from the crash, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Leo Ellsworth, 87, of Waynesboro, was taken to Waynesboro Hospital after he complained of chest pains following the 6 p.m. accident, police said.

Ellsworth was driving a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 truck, police said.

The other driver, Michael David Cordell, 39, of Waynesboro, was uninjured, police said. He was driving a 1993 Buick Century.

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