Truck Crash Kills Pa. Man On I-70

Police beat

January 08, 1992

A Greencastle, Pa., man was killed Monday evening after his heavy-duty truck, traveling east on Interstate 70, slammed into the rear of another truck merging onto the interstate from southbound U.S. 29.

Ray Eugene Johnson, 38, suffered head injuries and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the merging truck, James Haga, 52, of Akron, Ohio, was not injured. No one was cited in the accident, but state police are continuing to investigate.


A Sykesville pedestrian was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore this week after being struck by a vehicle on Route 32 near Sykesville.

Charles Christian, 48, of the 7400 block of Village Road in

Sykesville, was walking in the southbound lane of Route 32 near the Carroll County border when two southbound cars approached.

Police said the lead car veered into the northbound lane. The driver of the second car, Cynthia Nickel, 44, of the 4900 block of Greenbridge Road in Dayton applied her brakes but struck Christian, throwing him over the car, police said.

Christian washospitalized with two broken legs and head injuries. He is listed incritical but stable condition.

The accident remains under investigation.


An undisclosed number of televisions and radios were stolen from L.B. Smith Inc., in the 7400 block of Montevideo Road, Jessup.

Police said that between 3:15p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Sunday, someone entered the business by prying open a rear door.

The office was ransacked and a torch used to loot a vending machine. The burglar left the premises with a company truck, smashing through the main gate.

Police have no suspects.


Three Baltimore men were apprehended Sunday morning and charged with the theft of items from an Ellicott City house under construction.

Everett Lee Gilliam, 19, of the 500 block of East 25th Street, Vander Lee Young, 36, of the 1800 block of Henneaan Avenue and Leroy Stevenson, 39, of 15 North Eden Street were arrested on suspicion of stealing toilets and interior doors from the 5500 block of Aspen Dale Court. The items were recoveredlater in a U-Haul truck off Montgomery Road. The suspects were apprehended near the scene of the crime.

Gilliam and Young were released from the Howard County Detention Center, after posting a $10,000 and $5,000 bond respectively.

Stevenson remains in the center.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:


5400 block of Foxview Court: Doors were stolen before 9 a.m. Sunday bysomeone who entered a house under construction through an unlocked rear door.


5900 block of Turnabout Lane: A 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier was reported stolen at 1 a.m. Dec. 31 from a residential area.

5900 block of Turnabout Lane: A 1974 Buick Sentry was reported stolen before 12:30 a.m. Friday.

8900 block of Early April Way:A 1987 Mazda 626 was reported stolen at 11:30 a.m. Sunday from a residential area.

6600 block of Shady Grove: A television, videocassette recorder, compact disc player and accessories were reported stolen at 10:15 p.m. Saturday from a home entered through a rear window that was pried open.


5900 block of Rowanberry Drive: A 1985 Mazda RX-7 was reported stolen before 9 a.m. Sunday morning from a residential area.

5800 block of Rowanberry Drive: A 1986 Mazda RX-7 was reported stolen at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.


6700block of Aspern Drive: A 1991 Chevy truck was reported stolen at 10:45 p.m. Saturday from a residential area.


8800 block of Baltimore Street: An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from a homebetween 10 p.m. Saturday and 3:45 a.m. Sunday after someone entered by cutting a door screen and removing a window pane.


800 block of Marriottsville Road: Tools were stolen at 8:30 a.m.Friday from a barn entered through a door that was pried open.

North Laurel

9700 block of Whiskey Run Road: A 1986 Toyota truck wasreported stolen at 9 a.m. Friday from a residential area.


300 block of West Friendship Road: Two saws were taken from the Sunlite Manufacturing Co. by someone who forced open two doors.

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