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Police briefs

October 24, 2009

Four hurt in W.Va. 51 crash



MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. -- Four people were injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on W.Va. 51, said Cpl. Vincent Tiong of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. near the intersection of W.Va. 51 and Jennifer Lane when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center line and struck another pickup truck head-on, Tiong said.

One person was flown from the scene to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., and three other people were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., Tiong said.

The accident caused W.Va. 51 to be shut down for about 1 1/2 hours, Tiong said.

The accident still was under investigation, Tiong said.

Crash results in minor injuries



Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries after a three-car accident Saturday about 12:30 p.m. in the 17800 block of Garland Groh Boulevard, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu said.

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The juvenile driver who caused the accident was uninjured, Fetchu said. The drivers of the other two vehicles were taken to the hospital, Fetchu said.

The names of the drivers were unavailable.

Tire blowout apparently causes crash



GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A vehicle with three passengers went into a ditch and rolled on its roof Friday about 2 p.m. as the driver attempted to enter the northbound lane of Interstate 81 at Exit 3, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The apparent cause was a tire blowout, troopers said.

A state police dispatcher said Saturday she didn't know whether the people in the vehicle, a 2001 gold Jaguar, were taken to the hospital.

Teen's vehicle crashes, rolls



FANNETTSBURG, Pa. -- A 17-year-old boy lost control of a vehicle Friday about 12:30 a.m. in the 19300 block of Amberson Road in Fannett Township, Pa., according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The driver of the vehicle, whose name is being withheld, rolled the vehicle after he hit an embankment, troopers said.

A state police dispatcher said Saturday she didn't know whether the driver was taken to the hospital.

Baseball field damaged



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Authorities say someone caused multiple ruts after driving a vehicle across the baseball field at Greenwood Hills Bible Conference sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Anyone with information on the incident may call state police at 717-264-5161.

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