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by CANDICE BOSLEY | August 23, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - "Uncle Johnny" - John K. Severt - was a favorite among his nephews, who are dealing with his death after Severt drowned Saturday at Sleepy Creek Lake outside of Hedgesville, W.Va., Severt's mother said Monday. "He was kindhearted and he'd do anything for anybody," Peggy M. Severt said of her son. John Severt, 44, of Martinsburg, was pronounced dead at the lake. Emergency personnel were notified at 4:55 p.m. While swimming in the lake, which is prohibited, he started flailing his arms and yelling for help, causing two people he was with to believe he was joking, Peggy Severt 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.
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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 DAVE McMILLION | August 2, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police were still withholding names Sunday of three Berkeley Springs teenagers who were involved in a car wreck Saturday on Fairview Drive where the car was torn in half, claiming the life of the 15-year-old driver. The wreck occurred at about 2:30 p.m. when the driver, traveling south, lost control and veered off the left side of the road, striking a tree. The car was ripped in half and the driver was found inside the part that stopped at the tree, said Sgt. Carl Mahood.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 5, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com A judge on Wednesday was asked to consider sanctions against Charles Town Races & Slots after an attorney representing a woman in a lawsuit against owners of the track said a track employee destroyed evidence that was to be used in the case. The lawsuit was filed against the track's parent company, Penn National Gaming Inc., by Donna Jackson, a Hagerstown woman who was injured in a car wreck on U.S. 340 four years ago. Court records allege that her car was struck by a car driven by a drunken patron from the track.
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by LAURA ERNDE | June 6, 2003
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who crashed his sport utility vehicle into an off-duty state trooper's car was indicted on federal drug distribution charges this week, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Aaron Curtis Lewis, 19, was named in a 12-count superseding indictment, the attorney's office said. One count of the indictment charges Lewis with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine from January 1999 to June 2003. The remaining counts charge Lewis with distribution of crack cocaine in Martinsburg.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 13, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man convicted in March of fleeing from police and crashing his SUV into an off-duty state trooper's car was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the hearing was continued because the man was taken into federal custody on unrelated drug charges. On March 12, a jury found Aaron Lewis, 19, guilty of eight charges, including fleeing from an officer creating injury, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries and failure to render aid. Late last week, Lewis was taken into custody by U.S. marshals following his indictment in U.S. District Court on one count of drug conspiracy and seven counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
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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 | January 12, 1999
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Mercersburg, Pa., man died early Monday when he was thrown from his car in a one-vehicle accident in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. James Reed Reesor, 21, of 12071 Buchanan Trail West, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:55 a.m. by Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. Peiffer said Reesor died of massive head injuries. The police report said the accident happened at 3:20 a.m. Reesor was driving east on Buchanan Trail West about 200 feet west of Hill Road when he lost control of the 1991 Ford Escort.
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