Police briefs

January 18, 2008

Man dies in Md. 75 crash

FREDERICK, Md. - An Ijamsville, Md., man died Friday morning in a collision with a Mack dump truck on Md. 75 near Arlington Mill Road, Maryland State Police said.

Police responded to the two-vehicle accident at 9:37 a.m and found Jeffrey David Eberhart, the driver of a Chevrolet Impala, dead at the scene.

The initial investigation revealed the Impala was traveling north on Md. 75 when it crossed the solid double-yellow line and collided head-on with the 2001 Mack dump truck.


Police found Eberhart thrown from his vehicle. The driver of the truck, William Colson of Frederick, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

There were no other occupants in either vehicle and no other vehicles were involved, police said.

The road was shut down in both directions for five hours while a collision investigation was conducted. Members of the Maryland State Police Crash Team as well as Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division assisted with the investigation.

Although the investigation was ongoing, police said driver error is believed to be the cause of the collision.

Woman take to hospital for evaluation after accident

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A 40-year-old Fort Loudon, Pa., woman was taken to Chambersburg Hospital Friday morning for evaluation after a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 30.

Michelle K. Hartung was the driver of a 1994 Mazda approaching traffic at Jack Road and Saint Thomas Edenville Road at 7:30 a.m. when she applied her brakes and slid, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

The vehicle ran off the road and struck a concrete curb in a driveway, police said.

Vehicles broken into at Kyner's Auto Sales

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Five vehicles parked on the lot at Kyner's Auto Sales were broken into Wednesday night or early Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Four of those five used vehicles had radios removed, police said. In each case, a window was broken to gain entry.

The damage was discovered Thursday at 7:10 a.m.

Police ask anyone with information on this or other similar incidents to call 717-264-5161.

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