April 6, 2012
Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident involving two vehicles and knocking over two signs in Clear Spring at the intersection of Martin and Cumberland streets, also known as National Pike, Friday afternoon, Deputy Jay Mills of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. The accident happened when an F-150 pickup truck heading eastbound on National Pike collided with a Honda Civic heading northbound on Martin Street, causing the Civic to run into and knock over two poles, Mills said.
March 21, 2012
The driver of a GMC Safari van apparently ran a red light at the intersection of North Locust Street and East Avenue in Hagerstown Wednesday night and collided with a pickup truck, according to city police. The van was traveling down East Avenue when it collided with the truck, which was going north on Locust Street, said Lt. Chad Woodring of the Hagerstown Police Department. The van ended up on its roof, forcing authorities to close the intersection after the crash, which was reported at 8:42 p.m. The accident was initially reported as a crash with entrapment, Woodring said.
March 9, 2012
A pickup truck landed on its side after a collision with a Washington County Public Works van on East Wilson Boulevard at Corbett Street on Friday morning, Officer Alderton of the Hagerstown Police Department said. Nobody was injured. The Ford pickup truck heading westbound on East Wilson Boulevard was attempting to turn left onto Corbett Street when it collided with the van heading eastbound on East Wilson Boulevard, Alderton said. Only one person was in each vehicle, Alderton said.
January 9, 2012
Pickup truck catches fire in Rohrersville garage ROHRERSVILLE - A pickup truck caught fire Monday night in the garage of a house on Locust Grove Road and people at the house pushed the truck out of the garage before firefighters arrived, a spokesman for The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro said. The truck was destroyed in the fire, which was reported at 7 p.m., Vernon Brown said. There was smoke damage in the garage of the house, which is in the 4400 block of Locust Grove Road, Brown said.
January 3, 2012
West Virginia authorities were seeking the public's help in finding three men who police believe abducted, then sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Martinsburg last November. The girl was abducted in the area off Kelly Island Road near the intersection of Paynes Ford Road and driven in a Ford pickup behind the Regal Theaters off Fox Croft Avenue, where two of the males sexually assaulted her, according to a West Virginia State Police news release. The driver of the pickup was described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s. He was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed roughly 130 pounds.
December 7, 2011
Nobody was injured in an accident on the 17000 block of Garland Groh Boulevard on Wednesday morning, Officer TL Crouse of the Hagerstown Police Department said. The driver of a pickup truck heading northbound on Garland Groh Boulevard attempted to move from the left lane into the right lane and collided with a Jeep in the right lane, Crouse said. Both vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene Police responded to the accident at 8:50 a.m. The scene was cleared by 9:15 a.m. Traffic was not affected by the accident.
October 13, 2011
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who was pulled from a burning pickup truck Thursday morning on Virginia Avenue in Halfway was pronounced dead at the scene, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities were trying to determine what caused the death of George Eugene Koons, 70, Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Thursday afternoon. “We don't have a clue what caused the death until we talk to the medical examiner,” Mullendore said. He said he wasn't sure when the autopsy would be conducted.
September 15, 2011
A Ford pickup truck spun out of control and hit the guardrail on the right side of the ramp from Sharpsburg Pike onto eastbound Interstate 70 Thursday morning, Trooper W. Talbert of the Maryland State Police said. Nobody was injured, according to Talbert. Police responded to the accident at 8:14 a.m. and blocked off the ramp upon arriving on the scene. The Maryland State Police and a firetruck from the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. were on the scene. The road reopened at 8:45 a.m. after the pickup truck was towed away and police cleared the scene.
July 27, 2011
A Boonsboro resident and a driver from Clear Spring were the winners in a pickup truck pull at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair Tuesday night. The winners were in a class that was reserved for local residents with their everyday pickup trucks. Mark Oaks of Clear Spring won in the gas-powered category with a pull of 267.84 feet, according to an event spokeswoman. Lionel Moser of Boonsboro won in the diesel-powered category, the spokeswoman said. The length of Moser's pull was not available.
July 26, 2011
It wasn't long after Kirk Mullenix began standing on paper cups that he wondered how much more the cups could hold. Weeks later, Mullenix lowered his Ford F-150 from a jack onto 150 paper cups outside his church. "I had never seen paper cups do this before," he said. The experiment began when the pastor of Greencastle Church of the Brethren was preaching about the cup Christians believe was used at the Last Supper and Communion. Mullenix, 55, stood above the pews on a plywood contraption and eventually pulled away some cloth to reveal he was being supported by paper cups.