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NEWS
May 25, 2013
A Hagerstown man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle struck a tree near the 9-mile marker on Interstate 81, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office news release. Joseph H. Younkins, no age given, was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. At about 8:35 a.m., Younkins' vehicle left the southbound lanes of I-81 and continued driving straight until the vehicle struck a tree, deputies said, citing their preliminary investigation and accounts from witnesses. The cause of the crash currently is undetermined.
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NEWS
May 20, 2013
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Waynesboro and taken to Meritus Medical Center, according to Franklin County Emergency Services. The incident at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and West Main Street was reported at 7:17 a.m. Monday, a 911 dispatcher said. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2013
Two Waynesboro women were killed early Sunday when their vehicle hit a guardrail on Interstate 81 north of Harrisburg, Pa. Molly K. Kever, 20, and Sara J. Ballard, 21, died after a 1996 Dodge Neon driven by Kever entered a grass median off a curve, slid through the grass and back onto the southbound section of the road, and hit a guardrail at about 1:20 a.m. near Bow Creek Road in Dauphin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release....
NEWS
May 16, 2013
The Borough of Chambersburg and an area business have been awarded state funding to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert existing vehicles to natural gas. The Borough of Chambersburg, along with project partners IESI Corp. and the Borough of Shippensburg, will receive $472,500 for the purchase or retrofit of 19 vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas. The vehicles include refuse and recycling trucks, a utility bucket truck, and an ambulance, according to a news release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department detectives would be allowed to drive their unmarked police vehicles home under a proposal Chief Mark Holtzman made during a Tuesday work session of the City Council. Each of the department's six detectives get called in while off duty an average of 21 times a year, Holtzman told the council. Allowing them to drive the unmarked vehicles home would mean they could respond to a crime scene without first having to switch their personal vehicles for a police car at headquarters, he said.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident that was reported at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at Robinwood Drive and Rosebank Way east of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2013
A woman crossing the road as she walked her dog was struck by a car and killed Thursday morning on Downsville Pike, Maryland State Police said. Elinor McLeod, 81, of Williamsport, died when she was struck by a Volkswagen sedan driven by Mohamed A. Majeed, 49, of Fairplay, state police said in a news release. Majeed was traveling north on Downsville Pike when the accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m., state police said in a press release. McLeod was walking east across the travel portion of the roadway when she was struck, according to state police.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
A 12-year-old girl who was injured in a traffic accident that killed her father Tuesday on Interstate 70 near the Washington-Frederick county line has been discharged from Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday night. Macey N. Gammon was steering a disabled vehicle that her father and 11-year-old brother were pushing on I-70 east when they were struck from behind by a vehicle at about 6:45 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
A Frederick, Md., man who was helping to push a disabled car in the slow lane of eastbound Interstate 70 was killed Tuesday evening when the vehicle that was being pushed was struck by another car, according to Maryland State Police . The accident was reported at 6:43 p.m., and it occurred in Washington County just west of the Frederick County line where National Pike (U.S. 40) crosses the interstate. State police said that Adam C. Gammon, 37, of Bethel Road, Frederick, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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