April 26, 2002
FUNKSTOWN - A head-on accident on Edgewood Drive at Poplar Street in Funkstown Thursday evening sent four people to Washington County Hospital. Victoria Brandt, 30, of Funkstown, the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am, was charged with crossing the center line in the 5:15 p.m. accident, said Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Howard. Brandt's injuries were still being assessed in the emergency room late Thursday, hospital officials said. Her mother, Marjory Brandt, age and address unknown, and Jane Halton, of Germantown, Md., also were still in the emergency room.
June 14, 2013
A child was flown to the hospital after he fell off a skateboard Friday afternoon in the 18800 block of Shepherdstown Pike near Antietam National Battlefield, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said the accident was reported at 1:22 p.m. Authorities believed the child was being taken to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
November 8, 2012
A truck went onto the sidewalk and knocked over a street light on Summit Avenue in front of The Herald-Mail building Thursday afternoon, Officer Scott Leeney of the Hagerstown Police Department said. Nobody was injured. The accident happened when the truck's brakes were not working, and to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of it, the driver of the truck drove onto the sidewalk, hitting the light, Leeney said. Police were directing traffic going down Summit Avenue into The Herald-Mail parking lot Thursday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. The accident was reported at 3:18 p.m., Leeney said.
June 17, 2011
The occupants of a pickup truck said they were glad no one was injured when their vehicle flipped on its side after it collided with a car Friday morning on Day Road near Hagerstown. The driver of the pickup, Hagerstown resident Krista Sipes, said at the scene that she remembered a big crash, then heard a "thunk. " "I got completely turned around," Sipes said. "I think maybe I blacked out or my eyes were shut really tight. " Sipes' passenger, Jeff Brown, said the collision caused the pickup to spin 180 degrees and flip on its side.
December 1, 2012
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania State Police responded Saturday afternoon to the scene of a hunting accident in Montgomery Township, Pa., according to Franklin County Emergency Services. The incident was reported at 4:44 p.m. and occurred in the area of the 8900 block of Corner Road, the release said. Fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched from the Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Volunteer Fire Co., along with a Waynesboro (Pa.) Advanced Life Support unit, the release said.
September 18, 2012
Several traffic accidents were reported around Washington County on Tuesday morning as rain drenched the area, making roads slippery. One person was taken to the hospital after an accident involving a Jeep and a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Halfway Boulevard, Sgt. Daniel Henley of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Both vehicles were turning left from Hopewell Road onto Halfway Boulevard eastbound in parallel lanes, Henley said. The tractor-trailer, which was in the outer lane, turned too sharply, forcing the Jeep into the median, according to Henley.
August 10, 2013
A man died Saturday night after a tractor rolled over onto him in the 22200 block of Jefferson Boulevard near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said. Terry Verdier, 42, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center, police said. Police said it appeared that Verdier was mowing his lawn on a hillside using a zero-turn-style mower when it rolled over on top of him, pinning him underneath the mower for a undetermined time period. Authorities were dispatched to 22217 Jefferson Boulevard after the incident was reported at 8:01 p.m. A state police helicopter that had been dispatched to the incident was subsequently canceled, officials said.
November 11, 2012
Westbound Interstate 70 was closed for a little more than an hour Sunday morning east of the exit for Md. 66, or Mapleville Road, after a pickup truck pulling a trailer jackknifed across the westbound lanes, Maryland State Police said. Both westbound lanes and the shoulder of the road were closed until about 9:15 a.m. following the accident that was reported at 8:06 a.m., according to Senior Trooper Andre Butler and a news release from state police. The passenger of the pickup truck, Laurie Leggio, 54, was taken to Meritus Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
April 13, 2012
A 35-year-old Greencastle, Pa., woman died Friday morning when the sport utility vehicle she was driving rolled over on Five Forks Road northwest of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania State Police said. Rebecca Jo Horst was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:48 a.m. by the Franklin County Coroner's Office, according to a state police news release. The cause of death was listed as multiple blunt-force trauma. The single-vehicle crash happened at 5:55 a.m. near 10355 Five Forks Road, about a mile south of the intersection with Pa. 316, Trooper Shaun Maher said.
October 12, 2012
A 34-year-old Hagerstown man was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash in the 9000 block of Hedgesville Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Thomas Kegarise was a passenger in the front seat of a 2009 Kia Spectra driven by his brother, Timothy Lee Kegarise, also of Hagerstown. Thomas Kegarise was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Timothy Kegarise, 32, was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. A spokesperson there would not release his condition Friday.