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October 26, 2008
Two-vehicle collision closes U.S. 340 for three hours; minor injuries reported Two vehicles collided Saturday afternoon on U.S. 340, injuring the two drivers, but not seriously, according to a press release from Maryland State Police in Hagerstown. Police said Steven Romeka, 48, of Mount Airy, Md., was westbound on U.S. 340. Just west of the Frederick County line, Romeka lost control of his 2000 Ford Explorer, police said. It crossed the center median and struck a 2000 Buick passenger car head-on, police said.
By | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center on Wednesday after the car she was driving on W.Va. 9 (Charles Town Road) was struck head-on by a motorist who witnesses say was passing vehicles in a no-passing zone, police said. West Virginia State Police Trooper G.D. Simms believed the woman was in stable condition after being flown from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Simms could not immediately release her name or age, but believed she was the grandmother of a 10-year-old girl who was riding with her in a Buick Park Avenue.
By HEATHER KEELS | May 21, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick men died Tuesday after their car was struck by another car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Frederick about 12:25 p.m., Maryland State Police said. The passenger, Alvin S. Culver, 81, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver, Verlin Arnold Krabill, 83, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he died of injuries sustained in the crash, police said. Krabill was in the far left lane of westbound I-70 when he attempted to cross three lanes of traffic to exit onto northbound U.S. 15, police said.
December 12, 2004
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson High School Choir announced at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Charles Town that it will hold a fund-raiser. The choir will hold a drawing for a 1997 Buick Century from Guy's Buick in Ranson, W.Va. The drawing will be held just before the school's Christmas break. For a $20 donation to the choir, you may submit your name for the drawing. The money raised will help students with costs associated with representing West Virginia at the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | November 14, 2011
Three people were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a car and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Robinwood Drive and Academic Boulevard in front of Hagerstown Community College, according to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Bragunier. Bragunier said the Ford pickup truck traveling northbound on Robinwood Drive was attempting to make a left turn onto Academic Boulevard leading to HCC and the car, a Buick, was heading southbound when the accident occurred at a traffic light.
April 29, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 17-year-old Charles Town, W.Va., boy who once forced three Maryland State Police troopers off the road during a 1995 chase in a stolen truck was charged over the weekend with stealing a car, police said Monday. The boy was one of a group of four teenagers seen getting out of a Buick after it wrecked Saturday night on Chestnut Street near Charles Town, said Charles Town Police Chief Mike Aldridge. West Virginia State Police Trooper Timothy J. Taucher and Trooper Monte Williams tracked the teenagers down and charged an 18-year-old Avon Bend, W.Va.
By DAN DEARTH | May 8, 2010
Three Washington County residents remained hospitalized Friday, a day after they were injured in a three-car crash that claimed the life of a Delaware woman near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield on Sharpsburg Pike. Lauran Dwyer, 21, and Joseph Dwyer, 25, both of Clear Spring, were listed in serious but stable condition Friday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said. William J. Turner, 20, of Sharpsburg, was listed in good condition at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday afternoon.
May 10, 2010
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect age for Danielle R. Paikin. That age was provided by the Maryland State Police. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the error. HAGERSTOWN --The medical conditions have improved for two of three Washington County residents who were injured in a fatal car accident Thursday on Md. 65 near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield. William J. Turner, 20, of Sharpsburg, was released Saturday from Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
October 3, 2012
Clarification - This story originally posted Oct. 3 did not clearly explain some details of the accident at Edwin Miller Boulevard and Lutz Avenue in Martinsburg, W.Va. West Virginia State Police reported that Gary J. Gregory, the driver of a 1999 GMC Sonoma truck, was attempting to turn west onto Edwin Miller Boulevard and pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. Police said the resulting collision knocked the Sonoma into the westbound lane of Edwin Miller Boulevard, where it collided with a 2000 Buick LeSabre driven by Jerry J. Kusner, and a 2006 International box truck driven by Charles E. Nichols Jr.   A 70-year-old Martinsburg man injured in a four-vehicle crash Friday has died, West Virginia State Police said in a news release Wednesday.
By DAN DEARTH | May 6, 2010
SHARPSBURG -- A 21-year-old Delaware woman was killed and three Washington County residents were injured in two related accidents involving three vehicles early Thursday near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield on Md. 65. Danielle R. Paikin, 21, of Newark, Del., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred shortly after 1 a.m., Maryland State Police said. The other two occupants of the car in which Paikin was riding, driver Lauren Dwyer, 21, and Joseph W. Dwyer, 25, both of Clear Spring, were flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma unit in Baltimore, Maryland State Police Lt. David Kloos said.
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