Taneytown man dies after truck crash Charges pending in other wreck

January 26, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 72-year-old Taneytown man died after the pickup truck he was driving from Frederick County crossing the Monocacy River bridge into Carroll County, ran off Route 140 and crashed into a tree Saturday.

Leo Russell Seiss was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital shortly after the 6:45 p.m. accident.

State police said Mr. Seiss was driving a 1991 Dodge from Frederick County toward his home when the accident occurred. Police said Mr. Seiss suffered an apparent heart attack before striking the tree.

The victim's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

He was alone in the pickup, police said.

Meanwhile, state police Trooper Van Sticher said yesterday that charges are still pending in the investigation of the three-car crash on Route 27 Wednesday that sent six people to hospitals.

Two of the six who were injured in the crash, which occurred during rush hour at the Old Manchester Road intersection, remained in area hospitals yesterday.

Heidi Tesch, 36, of Hanover, Pa., was listed in fair and stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Magin Ann Tesch, 6, remains in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center. Amber Grace Tesch, 11, and her sister Tara Danielle Tesch, 9, were both released from area hospitals over the weekend, hospital officials said. Robert Colwell, 55, and Romaine Schnauble, 67, both of Westminster, were released from Shock Trauma Friday.

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