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May 5, 2008
CHEWSVILLE - A 71-year-old Hagerstown woman was killed Sunday night in a head-on collision on Jefferson Boulevard (Md. 64) in the area of Twin Springs Drive, Maryland State Police said. Colleen Joy Parks, 71, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital following the crash that took place just after 9 p.m., police said in a news release. The driver of the other vehicle, Kenneth Lee McDowell, 70, of Smithsburg, was charged with manslaughter and with homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, among other offenses, police said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 6, 2008
CHEWSVILLE -- A 71-year-old Hagerstown woman who died in a head-on collision late Sunday went to high school with the man who was driving the other car involved in the accident. The man, Kenneth Lee McDowell, 70, of Smithsburg, has been charged with negligent manslaughter and negligent homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to police. Colleen Joy Parks was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after the crash that occured shortly after 9 p.m. on Jefferson Boulevard (Md. 64)
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By HEATHER KEELS | December 12, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man wanted in connection with a June 9 car crash that killed his pregnant girlfriend was arrested Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., at another girlfriend's apartment, authorities there said. Javaughn Allen Young, 21, was indicted Nov. 6 on a charge of criminally negligent homicide, but failed to appear for an initial hearing Thursday, according to court records. Tuesday morning, the U.S. Marshals Service alerted the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force that Young could be hiding out with a girlfriend in Albany, Deputy U.S. Marshal Neil Sullivan said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 17, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg-area man charged with causing the death of a friend in an accident in September 2007 was placed on two years of unsupervised probation as part of a plea agreement reached in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, records show. Matthew S. Lowe, 43, of 655 Showers Lane on April 10 entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, which replaced a felony count of DUI causing death that was dismissed, according to court records. As part of the agreement, a one-year jail sentence was suspended and Lowe was fined $500 and ordered to pay $185.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
A Hagerstown woman who was injured with her 3-year-old son in a fatal traffic accident Monday night on Eastern Boulevard remained hospitalized Wednesday. Denise Baez, 22, was listed in critical condition at R Adams Shock Trauma Medical Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said. Her son, Yesiel Baez, was a patient at Children's National Medical Center inWashington, D.C., but his medical condition was unknown, according to Washington County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carly Hose.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 18, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County, W.Va., man was charged Sunday with two misdemeanor counts of negligent homicide in connection with a single-car wreck last year in which two people died - including a woman who was facing a felony murder charge, the county's prosecutor said Tuesday. Joshua D. Barrett, 19, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged in a Sept. 4, 2001, accident in which a rented Ford Explorer crashed into a tree on Cherry Run Road at about 10:30 p.m. Kyra Lynn Heleine, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2012
A 19-year-old Williamsport man was killed, and a Hagerstown woman and her 3-year-old son were flown to hospitals after a two-vehicle accident Monday night on Eastern Boulevard near Security Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carly Hose said Luis Enrique Salazar-Reyna, a front-seat passenger in a 1999 Toyota Corolla, died at Meritus Medical Center shortly after the 11:55 p.m. accident. The driver of the Corolla, Denise Baez, 22, of Hagerstown, was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center in Baltimore.
NEWS
July 29, 2012
A Hagerstown woman who was critically injured in a fatal traffic accident last week has been released from a Baltimore hospital. Denise Baez, 22, was released from R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Baez was injured July 23 when the 1999 Toyota Corolla she was driving south on Eastern Boulevard was struck by a northbound Cadillac CTS being driven by Stephen Bonafede, 28, of Mountville, Pa., according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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By BRYN MICKLE | July 18, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A weekend tradition came to a tragic end Saturday for a Harpers Ferry woman who had a passion for yard sales. [cont. from news page ] Tilda V. Spinks, 41, was killed while trying to cross W.Va. 9 in Charles Town to visit a yard sale near East Pine Drive, police said. "She loved yard sales. Every Saturday she would go and look at what other people wanted to sell," said L.J. Brown, a relative of Spinks. The fatal accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. when Spinks and her husband stopped on the side of W.Va.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 7, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police trooper on Friday forwarded a juvenile petition to the Morgan County Prosecutor's office charging a Berkeley Springs teenager with negligent homicide in connection with a fatal accident a week ago. Cpl. Max Kingery, who investigated the accident, said the driver is 17 years old. The teenager is charged with causing a single-car crash that killed a...
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