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Md. man turns himself in, faces DUI with death charge

November 09, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Maryland man wanted by police after a fatal two-car crash Sept. 20 on U.S. 340 in Jefferson County has been charged with DUI causing death, according to court records.

Richard Lewis Morris Sr., 45, of 338 Fair Ave. in Westminster, Md., was being held Thursday night at Eastern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

Morris initially was picked up on a fugitive warrant for DUI causing death in Carroll County, Md., police said.

Morris has agreed to turn himself in here, according to Lt. Dave Colbert of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Morris was sought by police after a wreck on U.S. 340 near the Halltown Road intersection north of Charles Town in which a southbound white Nissan struck another car from behind at a high rate of speed, sheriff's department Cpl. Vincent Tiong said.

The driver of the car that was struck, Cynthia Hose, 39, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., later died at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Tiong said.

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A passenger in Hose's car, David Weiss, 40, of Harpers Ferry, was treated and released from Inova Fairfax Hospital, Tiong said.

Tiong said previously that the driver of the white Nissan was intoxicated and laughed about the crash.

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