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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | January 14, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A Smithsburg man on Monday pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to two counts of negligent homicide while intoxicated in the August 2002 deaths of two Sabillasville, Md., women. Donald Lee Curfman, 64, of the 21500 block of Jefferson Boulevard, was sentenced to five years in prison, and five years of probation when he is released. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III said Curfman could be eligible for parole in 21/2 years.
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NEWS
June 7, 2013
A teenager has been charged as an adult in the 2012 traffic death of Washington County Emergency Medical Services Director Brigitte Heller, police in Easton, Md., said Friday. Jeffrey Daryl Neuman Jr., who was 17 at the time of the June 14, 2012, accident, was waived to adult status Thursday by the Talbot County State's Attorney's Office, police said in a news release. Heller's son, Terry Doyle, said Friday that he was “ecstatic” that authorities chose to try Neuman as an adult.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | June 8, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -A Martinsburg woman was charged with negligent homicide Tuesday in the death of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident June 4 while walking to work. [cont. from news page ] Carrine Ann Smith, 38, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Smith was charged Tuesday in the June 4 death of Charles Mordesovitch, 25, of Martinsburg.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2013
The man charged with causing the traffic accident that resulted in the death of Washington County Emergency Medical Services Director Brigitte Heller last year was pulled over for speeding a little more than an hour before the fatal collision occurred, according to Maryland online court records. Jeffrey Daryl Neuman Jr., 18, of 14800 View Way Court in Glenelg, Md., was stopped in Worcester County by Maryland State Police at about 6:16 a.m. on June 14, 2012. The trooper from the Berlin barrack who made the stop on U.S. 50 near Snow Hill issued him a citation alleging he was driving 86 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, the website casesearch.courts.state.md.us shows . About 75 minutes later and roughly 70 miles away, the BMW that Neuman was driving crossed the center line on U.S. 50 in Talbot County and crashed into the SUV being driven by Heller, police allege.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN ? A bench warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle involved in a June 9 car crash that killed a pregnant Funkstown woman. Kelsy Lynn Thomas, 20, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the crash and was pronounced dead a few days later. Thomas was four months pregnant at the time of her death, and the baby did not survive. A jury indicted Javaughn Allen Young, 21, on a charge of negligent homicide in connection with the crash.
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NEWS
June 16, 2005
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Keyser, W.Va., man who was charged in connection with the death of a flagman on Augustine Avenue last year, on Monday began serving a 30-day sentence in Eastern Regional Jail, according to a Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's office spokeswoman. Lee James Crawford, 49, of 405 Virginia St., pleaded no contest to negligent homicide in the death of Michael Carleton Snyder, Jefferson County Circuit Court records show. According to court records, Crawford was to be sentenced to 120 days, but 90 days would be suspended for unsupervised probation.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 7, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Berkeley County Magistrate Court jury on Wednesday afternoon found a Texas man not guilty of negligent homicide and two other misdemeanor charges in connection with his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in 2006. Russell Lynn Brewer of Elkhart, Texas, also was found not guilty on counts of illegal passing and reckless driving in the accident on Interstate 81 south of Martinsburg that resulted in the death of Earl E. Smedley, 31, of Stephens City, Va. Smedley was pronounced dead Aug. 23, 2006, at the accident scene about one mile north of the Virginia state line.
NEWS
May 1, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A year after a Hagerstown man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident near South Hagerstown High School, an arrest has been made. Harry Phillip Maus Jr., 30, of 945 Rose Hill Ave., was arrested and taken into custody at his home Tuesday night, Hagerstown City Police said. He was charged with negligent homicide by auto, failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident, failure to render assistance to victim, failure to report accident, reckless and negligent driving, and unsafe lane change, police said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | December 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A bench warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle involved in a June 9 car crash that killed a pregnant Funkstown woman. Kelsy Lynn Thomas, 20, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the crash and was pronounced dead a few days later. Thomas was four months pregnant at the time of her death, and the baby did not survive. A jury indicted Javaughn Allen Young, 21, on a charge of negligent homicide in connection with the crash.
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