East Columbia

January 12, 1993

Driver injured in head-on crash still in hospital

A 20-year-old Long Reach man remained hospitalized yesterday after being injured Saturday night when a car crossed a double yellow line in Ellicott City and struck the front of his car, Howard County police said.

Adam Karl Long, of the 5400 block of Tilted Stone, is listed in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was flown by state police helicopter after the two-car collision, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mr. Long was injured shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday when a 1965 Ford Falcon heading north on Montgomery Road near Stonecrest Road crossed the yellow line and crashed into the front of his Ford Escort, police said. A passenger in Mr. Long's car, Kimberly A. Kohlhepp, 19, of the 3100 block of Wheaton Way in Ellicott City, wasn't hurt, police said.

The driver of the Falcon, David Michael Brown, 23, of the 8900 block of Town and Country Boulevard, was also flown to the Shock Trauma Center, police said. He was released Sunday, the hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident is under investigation, and no charges have been filed, police said.


* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court: Two people forced two Taco Bell employees back into the fast-food restaurant after it closed about 3:10 a.m. Friday. One of the workers was ordered to open the safe, but couldn't, and the suspects fled without taking anything.

8800 block of Roll Right Court: Tools were stolen from a 1988 Chevrolet van between 10 a.m. Jan. 2 and 7 a.m. Jan. 4.

5300 block of Phelps Luck Drive: Cassette tapes and personal papers valued at $48 were recovered from a 1984 Nissan Sentra. The items were believed to have been stolen about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

5300 block of Long Sky Court: Someone cut the top of a Chevrolet GEO Tracker between 9:45 p.m. Jan. 3 and 7:45 a.m. Jan. 4 and stole a $285 brown leather brief case, a $110 address book, a $245 Dictaphone, a $150 calculator, a $45 pen and a pair of $145 sunglasses.

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