Police, fire briefs

September 05, 2010

Crews called to scene of Waynesboro crash

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Emergency crews were on the scene of a two-vehicle accident Sunday night in which the vehicles collided and then appeared to crash into a porch.

A white Ford sport utility vehicle and a gray two-door Pontiac were involved in the crash at the intersection of Potomac and North streets around 10:30 p.m.

The roof of the Pontiac was ripped off and the driver's seat was removed.

Fire damages kitchen at Greencastle Pike house

A Sunday afternoon fire caused severe damage to the kitchen in a house at 12814 Greencastle Pike, according to a spokesman for the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co.

It is believed the fire, which was reported about 4:11 p.m., started in the kitchen, said Chief William Garrett.

Firefighters knocked down the fire in about 15 minutes, Garrett said.

Besides the damage to the kitchen, there was also heat and smoke damage to the second floor, Garrett said.


No one was hurt and no one was home when the fire started, Garrett said.

Two adults and a teenage boy lived in the house and the Red Cross assisted the people with clothing and food, said Mike Mowen, director of emergency services for the Red Cross in Washington County.

The people found another place to stay, Garrett said.

ATV driver, passenger injured in accident

SHARPSBURG --A male driving an all-terrain vehicle on Chestnut Grove Road south of Sharpsburg Sunday night was flown to Washington County Hospital after the ATV struck a vehicle, police said.

The ATV was traveling south on Chestnut Grove Road when it ran into the side of a Chevrolet that was turning onto Chestnut Grove Road from Harpers Ferry Road, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

A female passenger on the ATV was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital, the spokesman said.

The driver of the Chevrolet was not hurt, the spokesman said.

More details were not available Sunday night.

The accident was reported at 6:42 p.m.

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