September 6, 2013
A young girl was struck by a pickup truck on Leitersburg Pike near Marsh Pike on Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police Trooper Tim Kocevar. The girl was standing on the shoulder on the northbound side of Leitersburg Pike and ran into the travel lane, Kocevar said. She was hit by a Ford F-150 that was traveling north, he said. The girl was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown following the accident, Kocevar said. The accident, which happened shortly before 8 a.m. , remained under investigation.
August 29, 2013
A Washington County man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and other counts after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a house near Hagerstown Speedway Thursday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Daniel John Dutcavich, 56, of Hicksville Road near Clear Spring also was charged with driving a vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed, failure to control vehicle speed on highway, driving a motor vehicle on a highway without required license and authorization, negligent driving and driving while impaired by alcohol, according to a sheriff's office news release.
August 25, 2013
Police said Sunday night they were looking for a Hagerstown dementia patient who went missing from his house earlier in the day. Donald Richard Klick, 83, was last seen at his house on Antietam Drive at about 7 a.m. and might be driving a 1999 Toyota pickup truck with a cap on the back. The truck has a Maryland registration of 55J719. Klick is described as being white and standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, police said. Klick, who has damage to the left side of his nose from the removal of cancer, was last seen wearing a T-shirt and shorts.
August 16, 2013
A reported road-rage incident early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man whose vehicle crashed into the Hedgesville Elementary School playground, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth P. Yeakley Jr., 46, of Turquoise Drive was later arraigned on single counts of driving under the influence with injury, reckless driving and destruction of property, court records said. Trooper M.C. Morgan of the West Virginia State Police said in a complaint filed against Yeakley that the defendant's vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck, was found resting against a wrecked swing set in the school's playground after he responded to investigate the incident about 4:30 a.m. A guardrail and a fire hydrant were broken, and a fence was also damaged, Morgan said in the complaint.
August 15, 2013
A Williamsport-area woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a Wednesday afternoon collision with a pickup truck on Wesel Boulevard, has died, Hagerstown police said Thursday. Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, according to city police Officer Michael Alderton. Patton was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her husband, Terry Patton, 54, police Sgt. Christopher Barnett said. Terry Patton was listed in fair condition at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital.
August 9, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital following a multivehicle accident Friday morning on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Sharpsburg Pike exit, according to Maryland State Police. Warren Carryl, 32, of Hagerstown, the driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the crash, was thrown from his car, police said. The accident was the second in two days in which a person was ejected from a vehicle on I-70 in Washington County. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 29 of Sharpsburg Pike, when a Toyota pickup truck coming from the ramp off Sharpsburg Pike onto I-70 eastbound spun out of control on the wet roadway, Trooper Andre Butler said.
August 4, 2013
Both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 traffic near the Washington and Frederick county lines were closed for about 90 minutes Sunday afternoon after a pickup truck towing a horse trailer caught fire on the interstate, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. The horse trailer was eventually disconnected from the pickup truck and the nine horses inside were not hurt, Maryland State Police said. The driver of the pickup truck, Floyd Painter Jr. of Winchester, Va., told police he ran over a piece of two-by-four lumber on the interstate, according to Trooper Brent Fogle.
June 30, 2013
A Hagerstown man was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after the pickup truck he was driving crossed the centerline on Eastern Boulevard, hit the guardrail and bounced back across both lanes striking an embankment, Washington County Deputy Chris Peiffer said. It appeared the red pickup truck had rolled over because there was damage to the top of the cab, but the pickup was upright when Peiffer arrived, Peiffer said. Ryan Charles Hartsock, 19, who was conscious and speaking, was taken to Meritus Medical Center, Peiffer said.
June 14, 2013
A mother and her infant daughter were taken to the hospital Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 68, just east of the Washington-Allegany County line. Police said Michele Haslacker, 22, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., was driving west on I-68, when the vehicle may have experienced a problem with the right rear tire, causing Haslacker to lose control, according to a news release from Maryland State Police. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, traveled to the left and struck a guardrail along the edge of the center median then continued back into the roadway, where it came to a rest in the right lane and was struck in the rear by a pickup truck, the release said.