June 20, 2008
LACONIA, N.H. -- A Clear Spring woman who sustained a serious head injury when she was thrown from her motorcycle Monday in Laconia, N.H., was listed in fair condition today, according to a news report in The Citizen, a newspaper in Laconia. Barbara J. Snyder, 49, of 1184 Ashton Road in Clear Spring, was riding in a group of six motorcycles when she collided with another motorcycle attempting to make a right turn into a park, The Citizen reported Laconia Police as saying. Snyder had been listed in critical condition Wednesday but Friday was listed in fair condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., a spokeswoman there said.
December 6, 2011
A 90-year-old woman driving the wrong way on U.S. 340 Monday night near Keep Tryst Road struck two vehicles head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Dolores M. Ryan of Carlisle, Pa., was driving a 1988 Mercury Sable east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 340 about 6:50 p.m. when she struck the two vehicles head-on east of Keep Tryst Road, according to a news release from Senior Trooper Dave Matthews. Ryan was transported to Meritus Medical Center with a serious head injury, according to the news release.
January 13, 2012
A Shepherd University student was seriously injured Friday afternoon when she was struck by a minivan on North Duke Street, Shepherdstown Police Chief David Ransom Jr. said. Kayla Barb, 21, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., Ransom said. Barb was crossing North Duke Street on the crosswalk at about 4 p.m. when she was struck by a Pontiac minivan traveling south on Duke Street, Ransom said. Barb had a head injury and other serious injuries, he said. The driver of the minivan, Bonnie Smallwood of Maryland, was transported to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Ransom said.
February 15, 2008
A Rouzerville, Pa., man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 22-year-old who was found dead from a head injury in his Liberty Street home in November. Police say Darrow Lee Shupp, 29, of 1827 Broad Street, punched the victim, knocking him out and causing him to fall and strike his head on the pavement, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Shupp, who also was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, and the charges were forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court.
July 6, 2012
A Baltimore woman died and two other people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 40 at the entrance of Greenbrier State Park, Maryland State Police said. Tiara Shaniece Elliott, 23, was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Elliott was ejected from a 2006 Honda Civic at 1:35 p.m. when it pulled from the park entrance into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Carroll Augustus Coleman Jr., 55, of Hagerstown, police said.
January 16, 2006
Fire department vehicle, van collide A Hagerstown Fire Department vehicle and another vehicle collided Sunday night as firefighters were leaving the scene of a downtown fire to respond to another emergency call. Hagerstown Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said a sport utility vehicle that belongs to the fire department was driving south on East Washington Street at Mulberry Street about 8:10 p.m. As it approached the intersection, a Dodge van drove onto East Washington Street from Mulberry Street and the two vehicles collided, he said.
May 8, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns were honored to have employed Mitchell Akers. Now, the baseball team wants to honor his memory. The Suns announced the team will be dedicating their 2012 season to the memory of Mitchell Akers, which will be celebrated on June 1 when Hagerstown plays Delmarva. Akers, an 18-year-old Smithsburg High School senior, died on April 11 from a head injury sustained from a fall while working at Municipal Stadium. “We all feel terrible and want to help keep Mitchell's memory alive and honor him by helping to raise money for the scholarship fund started in his name,” said Bruce Quinn, the Hagerstown Suns president and majority owner.
May 6, 2002
BOONSBORO - A bicyclist participating in a spring race at Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon suffered a head injury when he was thrown after his bike hit a rock. Jonathan Wallace, 26, of State College, Pa., was taken to Washington County Hospital by Boonsboro Ambulance personnel shortly after the 1:30 p.m. incident, said Sgt. Angie Olah, a Maryland Forest and Park Service ranger. At 8:30 p.m., Wallace's condition was still being assessed in the emergency room, a hospital spokesman said.
February 4, 2012
The Smithsburg wrestling team took advantage of a short-handed Walkersville squad and cruised to a 66-18 victory Saturday afternoon. A total of six bouts were contested - all of which ended in pins. Walkersville was forced to forfeit eight matches. “A win is a win,” said Smithsburg coach Joe Dietrich, whose team improved to 6-10. “(Walkersville) had a lot of open spaces, but we'll take it.” The Lions (3-10) took an early 6-0 lead when Ty Tucker pinned Smithsburg's Saul Hererra in the 285-pound weight class, but three consecutive forfeits by Walkersville gave Smithsburg an 18-6 lead.
June 11, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Rouzerville, Pa., man pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Hagerstown man last year. Darrow Lee Shupp, 30, could face as much as 10 years in prison when he is sentenced July 8. Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael said the prosecution plans to ask that Shupp serve five years in prison and that the other five years be suspended. Shupp's attorney, public defender Carl Creeden, said the defense might argue that Shupp should serve less time in prison.