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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2011
The family of a Smithsburg man who died Tuesday in a car crash said he will be remembered for his sense of humor and willingness to help others. Alexa Masser said her father-in-law, George Masser, liked to tell stories and play cards with his children and grandchildren. "He will be missed," Alexa Masser said. "He would tease the kids like there was no tomorrow. He was always making them laugh. " Alexa Masser said her father-in-law was well known in the community. He owned George's Auto Body in Frederick, Md., in the 1970s and later worked for the Frederick County Board of Education at Linganore High School, where he was in the maintenance department.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 1, 1999
A Hagerstown girl was killed when the car in which she was a passenger collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Md. 66 and Mount Aetna Road Sunday evening, according to Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class R.A. Plante. Plante said Briana Paige Gossard, 15, of Dartmouth Drive, was pronounced dead at the Washington County Hospital later that evening. She received injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, ankle and arm, police said. Gossard was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car driven by a 16-year-old Hagerstown boy. The teen was eastbound on Mount Aetna Road at 7:15 p.m. when his Volkswagen Fox collided with a Ford Mustang traveling west on Md. 66 driven by John Joseph Williams, 30, of Smithsburg.
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January 26, 1999
By BRYN MICKLE / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 19-year-old Shepherd College student was killed Sunday night in a single-car accident on Interstate 81, police said. Jamie Lynne Douglass, 19, of Hagerstown was riding in the front seat of a 1993 Mazda MX-3 when the driver lost control at 8:30 p.m. near the Spring Mills Road exit on northbound I-81, police said. West Virginia State Police Trooper R.C. Copson said the car left the west side of the road and flipped several times before coming to rest on its wheels in the median.
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by DON AINES | September 15, 2005
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - An infant girl has died from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident Sunday in Antrim Township, police said Wednesday. Pennsylvania State Police did not release the child's name. The child was one of several injured when the 1996 Chrysler minivan they were in collided head-on with a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Michael R. Sites, address unavailable, of Greencastle, police said. The pickup truck crossed the center line into the path of the minivan, which was driven by Darla Johns, address unavailable, of Greencastle, police said.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
A fund for the 6-year-old son of Jennifer Cameron, 25, who died in a car accident Friday night, has been established at City National Bank, her brother Jim Cameron said Thursday. Contributions to the Aidan Cameron fund may be sent to City National Bank, 75 West Virginia Way, Ranson, WV 25438, or dropped off at any City National Bank branch in the Tri-State area, Jim Cameron said. Jennifer Cameron was a teacher at Boonsboro Middle School and a resident of Charles Town, W.Va.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
BALTIMORE -- A 19-year-old Needmore, Pa., man remained hospitalized Tuesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center following a May 25 car wreck at the entrance to the Mason-Dixon Dragway, a hospital spokeswoman said. Brandon Michael Buser was in serious but stable condition at the trauma center Tuesday afternoon, the spokeswoman said. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Buser failed to yield to oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left-hand turn from the dragway onto westbound U.S. 40. As a result, the door on the driver's side of the Cavalier was struck by a vehicle traveling east on U.S. 40. Police said Buser was flown from the scene with life-threatening injuries.
NEWS
May 12, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two people were seriously injured early Sunday in a car wreck on Interstate 81 at the 19 mile marker, said West Virginia State Police. Velma Twigg, 60, of Groton, N.Y., was driving north about 4:15 a.m. when the car ran off the road, struck a guardrail and overturned, police said. Passenger Cecil Twigg, age unavailable, also of Groton, was thrown from the car during the wreck, police said. Cecil Twigg was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg and then flown to Fairfax Hospital in Virginia in critical condition, police said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 14, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.Va. - A Musselman High School student who was on the school's football, baseball and wrestling teams died Saturday at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center following injuries he received in a car accident a little more than a week ago, the school's principal said Sunday. Ron Stephens said students are shaken up over the death of 16-year-old Clynt Kees, the second student at the school to die recently as a result of a car wreck. Two years ago, a boy in the same class died in a car wreck in southern Berkeley County, Stephens said.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Princess Diana would have had a better chance of survival had her car wreck happened in Hagerstown, claims Dr. Marc E. Kross, trauma director at Washington County Hospital. "Everyone laughs at me when I say that, but I'm telling you she might have lived," Kross said. Washington County Hospital was designated a Level II Trauma Center in January by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Only about 10 rural hospitals in the country have received such a high level of certification, Kross said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 10, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., man charged with causing a car wreck that led to two deaths nearly three years ago was sentenced Monday to serve a year in jail, the maximum sentence possible under a plea bargain. Joshua D. Barrett, 21, had been charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing death, but agreed on June 15 to plead guilty to two counts of DUI causing injury. Kyra Heleine, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2011
The family of a Smithsburg man who died Tuesday in a car crash said he will be remembered for his sense of humor and willingness to help others. Alexa Masser said her father-in-law, George Masser, liked to tell stories and play cards with his children and grandchildren. "He will be missed," Alexa Masser said. "He would tease the kids like there was no tomorrow. He was always making them laugh. " Alexa Masser said her father-in-law was well known in the community. He owned George's Auto Body in Frederick, Md., in the 1970s and later worked for the Frederick County Board of Education at Linganore High School, where he was in the maintenance department.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Washington County Playhouse presents a musical featuring the outsized personalities and plotlines of Texas; roughly equivalent to PG-13 for subject matter and language. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, June 26; 1 p.m. selected Sundays. Tickets cost $31 to $35. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-7469. 'Planet Claire' FREDERICK, Md. - In this spoof, Claire, a waitress, finds herself in the midst of a car wreck and is transported to another planet.
NEWS
November 27, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods was injured in an accident early Friday when his sports utility vehicle struck a fire hydrant and a tree near his Orlando-area mansion in a gated waterfront community. The Florida Highway Patrol said the world's top golfer hit the hydrant and then a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac SUV. Woods spokesman Glenn Greenspan said the golfer was treated at Health Central Hospital and released in good condition. The accident report classified Woods' injuries as serious, but patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said troopers consider the injuries serious if they require more than minor medical attention.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
A fund for the 6-year-old son of Jennifer Cameron, 25, who died in a car accident Friday night, has been established at City National Bank, her brother Jim Cameron said Thursday. Contributions to the Aidan Cameron fund may be sent to City National Bank, 75 West Virginia Way, Ranson, WV 25438, or dropped off at any City National Bank branch in the Tri-State area, Jim Cameron said. Jennifer Cameron was a teacher at Boonsboro Middle School and a resident of Charles Town, W.Va.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
BALTIMORE -- A 19-year-old Needmore, Pa., man remained hospitalized Tuesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center following a May 25 car wreck at the entrance to the Mason-Dixon Dragway, a hospital spokeswoman said. Brandon Michael Buser was in serious but stable condition at the trauma center Tuesday afternoon, the spokeswoman said. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Buser failed to yield to oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left-hand turn from the dragway onto westbound U.S. 40. As a result, the door on the driver's side of the Cavalier was struck by a vehicle traveling east on U.S. 40. Police said Buser was flown from the scene with life-threatening injuries.
NEWS
April 16, 2007
Six charged after apartment search Six people were arrested after Hagerstown Police Department detectives searched a home where citizens reported suspected drug activity, police said. After detectives executed a search-and-seizure warrant Sunday at 406 W. Washington St., Apt. 3, Catora Irene Burral, 19, of that address, and a 17-year-old boy were charged with possesssion of marijuana and possession of controlled-dangerous substances paraphernalia, police said. Paul Matthew Dugan, 24, of the same address, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of controlled-dangerous substances paraphernalia.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 7, 2006
Hagerstown - It's a rite of passage that can unite generations. They might dress, speak and act differently, but 15-year-olds behind the steering wheels of cars for the first time are just as nervous as new drivers were 25 or 50 or more years ago. The roads might have been in worse shape then, but there are more faster and bigger cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and tractor-trailers on them now. Like voting or receiving a diploma, learning to...
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 18, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Two people died Monday in separate Washington County accidents. A Newville, Pa., woman died Monday morning after falling asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 81, Maryland State Police said. Josephine C. Gollick, 52, of 173 Country View Estate in Newville, was driving a 1998 Ford van north on I-81 when she lost control while rounding a curve in the road and drove into the median, police said. Gollick struck a tree near Hagerstown Regional Airport in the crash that was reported at 5:04 a.m., a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.
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by DON AINES | September 15, 2005
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - An infant girl has died from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident Sunday in Antrim Township, police said Wednesday. Pennsylvania State Police did not release the child's name. The child was one of several injured when the 1996 Chrysler minivan they were in collided head-on with a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Michael R. Sites, address unavailable, of Greencastle, police said. The pickup truck crossed the center line into the path of the minivan, which was driven by Darla Johns, address unavailable, of Greencastle, police said.
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