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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 5, 2007
INWOOD, W.VA.-Three people were injured, including a man who was run over by another vehicle, in a five-vehicle pileup on Friday morning that closed W.Va. 51 for more than seven hours at the Berkeley-Jefferson county line and Opequon Creek bridge, police said. William Silks, 33, of Hedgesville, W.Va., sustained fractures to a leg and arm, and was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Cpl. D.C. Tabler said. Silks' condition was not available Friday night.
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May 4, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men were arraigned on Thursday for allegedly burglarizing a home and taking a hot water heater and a furnace because one man's father was sick, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Gary David VanHorn of 739 Loop Road, Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Robert William Orr of P.O. Box 236, Inwood, W.Va., each were charged by West Virginia State Police Trooper M.D. Gillmore with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and aiding/abetting burglary, records show.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 26, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 65-year-old man who was operating a large dump truck at a limestone quarry south of Martinsburg died Wednesday after the vehicle went through a berm and plunged more than 100 feet off a cliff to the bottom of a pit, authorities said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Berkeley County Medical Examiner David Brining shortly after he arrived at 3:20 p.m., and investigators suspect a medical condition led to the man's death. The quarry at 1826 S. Queen St. is operated by ESSROC and company Director of Communications Marco Barbesta said officials from the plant were dispatched to notify the man's family.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 16, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A 24-year-old Jefferson County man died Sunday after the van he was driving on U.S. 11 in the area of Pikeside, W.Va., went off the road and struck a utility pole, a West Virginia State Police spokesman said. Stephen Jackson of Summit Point, W.Va., was traveling south in the 4100 block of U.S. 11 near Pikeside Bowl when the vehicle he was driving veered off the road about 2 a.m., Sgt. T.C. Kearns said. Jackson was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, where he was pronounced dead, Kearns said.
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From staff reports | April 2, 2007
TRI-STATE - A Rippon, W.Va., man and a 16-year-old Middletown (Md.) High School student died as the result of accidents on area roads Saturday night. Alfred Carlton Johnson, 85, died Sunday morning at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., according to West Virginia State Police spokesman Trooper R.D. Eshbaugh. The girl, identified as Rylee Keeney by her grandfather Sunday night, died at the scene of an accident on Boonsboro Mountain Road. The girl lost control of an Oldsmobile station wagon, traveled up an embankment and struck a utility pole near Gilardi Road about 8:50 p.m., police said.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 31, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 31-year-old father of three died Friday morning after the vehicle he was driving crossed the center of Sulphur Springs Road in southern Berkeley County and collided head-on with a dump truck, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and the victim's father. Jay Eugene Crews Jr., of Inwood, W.Va., died at the scene of the accident, said Sgt. R.L. Gardner of the sheriff's department. Crews was northbound on Sulphur Springs Road and might have been blinded by sunlight when the 1987 Acura he was operating crashed head-on into a southbound 2002 Mack dump truck driven by Curtis Lee Lilla, 34, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
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December 5, 2006
BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday evening to replace the rear tires on a dump truck. Town council voted 6-0 to spend about $880 for the tires. Town Manager Debra Smith said that was the low bid.
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September 30, 2006
Police seek suspect in shooting of teen A Friday morning shooting in the 300 block of North Prospect Street sent a 15-year-old boy to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The shooter, who remained at large as of late Friday, is described as a black male in his late teens who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. He last was seen wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, police said. Police learned of the shooting when a vehicle pulled into the police headquarters parking lot with the injured juvenile at 2:42 a.m. The victim, who is a resident of Washington, D.C., told police the vehicle was parked in the 300 block of North Prospect Street when the shooter opened the door and shot him in the leg. The victim was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of the nonlife-threatening injury to his leg, police said.
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