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NEWS
August 16, 2013
A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was flown to a Baltimore hospital and a 6-year-old boy was taken to Meritus Medical Center after an all-terrain vehicle accident Thursday in the 6400 block of Zittlestown Road near Boonsboro, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Jeremy Ryan Gowers, 36, of Martinsburg, was discharged on Friday morning from R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said. The boy, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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NEWS
August 15, 2013
Rescue workers are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on U.S. 34 in Boonsboro, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.   The accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 34 and Warrior Boulevard, according to the supervisor. The roadway has not been closed to traffic. Further details were not immediately available.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
A 17-year-old girl was flown to the hospital following a traffic accident Sunday afternoon in Fulton County on Battleridge Road in Dublin Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. The girl, whose name was not provided, was flown to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, when a Chevrolet Cavalier that the girl was driving east on Battleridge Road left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
A woman was flown to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown Monday morning after a single-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 70 near Hancock, according to Maryland State Police.  The driver and lone occupant of a Scion lost control of the SUV, and it went down an embankment, state police Cpl. Chris Barnard said. Rescue personnel had to free the woman from the SUV, Barnard said. She was flown from the scene by helicopter to Meritus Medical Center. The woman's condition could not be obtained Monday because her name and further details were not provided by state police as of press time.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
Police arrested a Waynesboro man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her early Sunday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, of South Church Street is charged with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving, Waynesboro police said in a news release. He is incarcerated in Franklin County (Pa.) Jail without bail, according to online court records. Officers allege Savage was driving a car that struck and fatally injured 22-year-old Kristi Lee Queen in the first block of West Sixth Street near its intersection with South Church Street.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 11, 2013
Dedicated to Smithsburg and Leopard football. Devoted to his wife and daughters. That's how friends and family described Terry Verdier on Sunday. On Saturday night, Verdier, 42, of Jefferson Boulevard, died after a tractor rolled over onto him in the 22200 block of Jefferson Boulevard, where he was mowing a hillside, according to Maryland State Police. Verdier had been coaching football at Smithsburg High for approximately 18 years, joining the program during the last years Carroll Reid was head coach, said Smithsburg High's Head Coach Buddy Orndorff.
NEWS
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.
BREAKINGNEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital following a multivehicle accident Friday morning on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Sharpsburg Pike exit, according to Maryland State Police. Warren Carryl, 32, of Hagerstown, the driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the crash, was thrown from his car, police said.  The accident was the second in two days in which a person was ejected from a vehicle on I-70 in Washington County. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 29 of Sharpsburg Pike, when a Toyota pickup truck coming from the ramp off Sharpsburg Pike onto I-70 eastbound spun out of control on the wet roadway, Trooper Andre Butler said.
NEWS
August 8, 2013
Part of Md. 75 south of Clemsonville Road was closed for about seven hours after a tractor-trailer overturned on the road Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police. Gregory Johnson of Mineral, Va., was driving through a turn when his rig overturned, said Sgt. Brian Smith, a police spokesman. Johnson was taken to Carroll Hospital Center after the crash, which was reported about 9:20 a.m. Authorities were able to open one lane of Md. 75 but the other lane had to be closed until about 4:30 p.m. so crews could clean up the wreckage, Smith said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | August 8, 2013
A woman was killed and a man injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident apparently caused by a tire blowout on Interstate 70 near St. Paul Road in Clear Spring, according to Maryland State Police. Brenda Dailey Adams, 50, of Cumberland, Md., was ejected through the rear of the vehicle after it overturned, police said. Adams, who was riding in the front seat, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  The victim did not appear to have been wearing a seatbelt, police said.  Police Lt. Mike Fluharty said it initially appeared that the accident was caused by tire failure.
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