April 23, 2013
A Martinsburg woman died Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Barbara J. Haarman, age and address not given, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3 a.m. accident, the sheriff's office said in a news release. She sustained multiple injuries, including head trauma, the release said. Haarman was driving a 2000 Ford station wagon north when it struck the rear of the tractor-trailer driven by David Bernhardt of Fayetteville, Pa., deputies said.
April 15, 2013
No one was seriously injured Monday afternoon when several wooden fence rails sliced through the windshield of a car that crashed through a fence on the south end of Hagerstown, police said. Hagerstown Police Officer T. Bartles said at the scene that the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m., when a Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by a 17-year-old male demolished part of a wood fence between Emma K. Doub Elementary and E. Russell Hicks Middle schools. The Chevrolet continued to travel for about 100 yards through a grove of young trees before it came to rest.
April 13, 2013
A man was flown to Meritus Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Pen Mar Road near Cascade, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The accident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m., authorities said. Sgt. James Grimm of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at the scene that the driver of the vehicle, whose name and condition were unavailable Saturday, was “conscious and alert” when he was taken away.
April 11, 2013
A woman who died Wednesday the after vehicle she was riding in crashed on Apple Harvest Drive southwest of Martinsburg was identified as Charm Marie Edwards of Gerrardstown, W.Va., West Virginia State Police said Thursday. Edwards, 70, was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Explorer that her husband, Bobby Adams, was driving when the crash occurred in the 8000 block of Apple Harvest Drive, troopers said. The accident was reported at 5:11 p.m., emergency officials had said. Edwards, who was thrown from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., troopers said.
April 10, 2013
A West Virginia woman died after the vehicle she was riding in crashed Wednesday on Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va. 45) southwest of Martinsburg, according to West Virginia State Police. The woman's name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin, troopers said. The crash in the 8700 block of Apple Harvest Drive near Loop Road was reported at 5:11 p.m., a Berkeley County emergency communications supervisor said. The woman was thrown from the vehicle, troopers said.
April 9, 2013
At least one person was injured in an accident on I-81 involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles on I-81 northbound in West Virginia, a dispatcher for Berkeley County Emergency Services said. Traffic was moving by 7:10 a.m. It had been stalled since the 5:35 a.m. accident, which was just south of Exit 23 to U.S. 11 toward Marlowe/Falling Waters, the dispatcher said. The accident took place in a construction zone where new bridges have been built over U.S. 11 at Exit 23. Traffic was using the newly opened northbound span Tuesday morning.
April 8, 2013
Police on Monday identified a motorcyclist who was killed Saturday in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of East Washington Street and Hollywood Drive. Andrew Orville O. Kuntaraf, 33, of Laurel, Md., died in the crash, Charles Town police said in a news release. Kuntaraf was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., where he was pronounced dead, Knott said. The accident occurred at 4:38 p.m., a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher said. Knott said the other vehicle involved in the collision was an Audi driven by Joshua A. Collins, 21, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
April 5, 2013
A New Jersey man has been identified as the person who died of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Easter Sunday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said Friday. Frank Stephen Kula II, 53, of Bordentown Township, N.J., died at City Hospital in Martinsburg following the Sunday, March 31, crash at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and State Circle, according to a sheriff's department news release. Kula was driving a Volvo west on Apple Harvest Drive at 3:03 a.m. when he lost control of the car, deputies said.
April 1, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges in a fatal vehicle crash in October 2012 that killed his brother and left another man paralyzed. Timothy Lee Kegarise, 33, of Hagerstown, was arraigned Friday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on single felony counts of driving under the influence with death and destruction of property, and one misdemeanor count of DUI with injury, according to magistrate court documents. Kegarise's brother, Thomas L. Kegarise, also of Hagerstown, died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma in the Oct. 11 crash on Hedgesville Road (W.Va.