FRIZZELBURG — A 23-year-old Taneytown woman was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-car accident on Route 140 west of Pleasant Valley Road, state police reported.
The woman, Lora McKinney Haver of Courier Drive, was killed when a C. J. Miller dump truck crossed the center line and collided with the Ford pickup truck she was driving.
Police said Haver was heading westbound on Route 140 when the truck, driven by Kenneth Eugene Love, 32, of Red Tulip Court, Taneytown,crossed the center line.
Police said Love, who was not injured inthe crash, told them he lost control of the truck.
Haver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
No charges were filed in the crash as of press time yesterday.
POLICE LOOK FOR SUSPECTS
WESTMINSTER -- State police still were searching late yesterday for two suspects in an armed robbery at the Eldersburg Rite Aid early Monday morning.
State Police Tfc. William Corun said the robbery occurred at 3:30 a.m., as the manager of the store, in the 6300 block of Georgetown Boulevard, was waiting behind the store for a delivery.
Corun said two masked men confronted the manager, displayed a handgun, took the manager into the store's office and demanded that he open the safe.
One of the men went into the store and removed drugs from the shelves, Corun said.
He said an undetermined amount of drugs and cash was taken in the robbery.
Corun said the manager was then placed in a back room and tied to a chair with duct tape.
Both suspects were described as black males. One was tall with a heavy build and wore a red jacket and dark pants.
The othersuspect wore a black jacket and dark pants, Corun said.
The trooper said both suspects wore dark ski masks during the robbery.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call state police at 848-3111.
FIRE PROBE CONTINUES
WESTMINSTER --State fire officials are continuing their investigation into the cause of a one-alarm blaze at the Westminster Supply Co. on Nov. 5.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said the fire at the Hahn Road company broke out around 8:45 p.m.
Thomas said building manager JohnCockley discovered the fire after he heard the steel-frame building sprinkler system go on.
The fire caused an estimated $50,000 damage to the building and its contents, he said.
About 50 firefightersfrom Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Reisterstown, BaltimoreCounty responded to the fire and brought it under control in 15 minutes, Thomas said.
Thomas said fire officials determined the fire began in the front of the building.
MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION
A 21-year-old Westminster man still was listed in critical condition late yesterday following a two-car crash on Route 27 Oct. 25.
Timothy Baum of Liberty Street was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to be treated for head and chest injuries in the 4 p.m. accident.
Police said Baum was traveling south on Route 27 just north of Sams Creek Road at the time of the crash.
Police said Baum, driving a1979 Pontiac Bonneville, apparently crossed the center line and struck a C. J. Miller Construction truck heading north on Route 27.
The truck was driven by Anthony Schafer of Hampstead. He was not injured in the crash, police said.
SENIORS GET CRIME LESSON
WESTMINSTER -- The Westminster Senior Center will present aseries of programs by state police Tfc. James Emerick of the Crime Prevention Unit.
The programs will focus on crimes and scams that involve senior citizens. The series will take place on the third Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the center at 7 Schoolhouse Ave.
Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:
2:08 a.m., Westminster responded to a brush fire on Manchester Avenue.
3:18 a.m., Manchester, Hampstead and Lineboro responded to a fire alarm on York Street.
8:22 a.m., Winfield and Sykesville responded to a fire alarm on Competitive Goals Drive.
8:37 a.m., Reese responded to a woods fire on Carrollton Road.
9:35 a.m.,Sykesville and Winfield responded to an auto fire on Old Washington Road.
11:08 a.m., Gamber responded to a field fire on Niner Road.
11:50 a.m. Pleasant Valley responded to a fire alarm on Old Westminster Road.
11:04 a.m., Mount Airy assisted Frederick County on a chimney fire on Bill Moxley Road.
12:27 p.m., Lineboro assisted York County on a building fire on Chestnut Grove Road.
1:21 p.m., Union Bridge responded to a field fire on Green Valley Road.
4:47 p.m., Hampstead responded to a fire investigation on Backwoods Trial.
5:24 p.m., Winfield responded to a woods fire on Franklinville Road.
4:15 a.m., Mount Airy assisted Montgomery County on a house fire on High Street in Damascus.
6:56 a.m., Hampstead responded to a wash detail on Falls Road.
3:22 p.m., Sykesville assisted Howard County on a house fire on Day Road.
7:51 a.m., Westminster responded to a wash detail on Hillside Court.
8:54 a.m., Sykesville responded to smoke in the area of Oklahoma Road.