Fire in vacant house is blamed on arsonArson caused the...


December 06, 1992

Fire in vacant house is blamed on arson

Arson caused the fire that destroyed a vacant two-story stone home on Saint Paul Road near Hampstead on Thursday evening, Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said Friday.

Mr. Thomas said there were no suspects yet in the case and no known links to other fires.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, he said.

The stone home was more than 100 years old and had been vacant for many years, according to its owners. No damage

estimate was made, Mr. Thomas said.

New teen driver hurt in head-on collision

A 16-year-old who had been driving only a month crossed the double line on a long curve on Sullivan Road and collided head-on with a pickup

truck about 4:25 p.m. Thursday.

Robert A. Ward, who lives in the 1500 block of Manchester Road in Westminster, was given emergency treatment at the scene by the crew of the Westminster medic unit after his head went through the windshield of his car.

He was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for additional treatment of head and facial injuries and released.

The driver of the pickup truck, David E. Black, 56, of Manchesterwas taken to the same hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.

Trooper David Johnson said Robert Ward was southbound oSullivan Road about three miles north of Westminster when he drove across the center line of the road and collided with the northbound truck.

Both vehicles stopped on the grass area at the right of thnorthbound lane, the trooper reported.

@4 The teen-ager was charged with negligent driving.

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