February 04, 1993

Westminster man dies of burns from Dec. collision

A December traffic accident that killed a volunteer firefighter from Carroll County has claimed the life of a Westminster man.

Donald Baine Magin, 55, died Tuesday in Francis Scott Key Medical Center's Burn Unit of burns received when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the rear of a trash truck that pinned firefighter Ernest Eugene Poole Jr. between the two trucks.

An official at the burn unit said Mr. Magin had third-degree burns over much of his body.

Both trucks burst into flames in the crash, which occurred on Old Liberty Road near Jim Pickett Road at 5:25 a.m. Dec. 11. Mr. Poole was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Poole had been an active member of the Winfield Fire Company for 10 years.

Carroll's rape center seeks donations

The Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County made more than 200 presentations in 1992, reaching an estimated 4,500 people, but budget cuts and rising costs have undermined its capacity to continue community education without charge, its officials say.

Programs addressing child sexual abuse, date-acquaintance rape, relationship violence and sexual harassment will continue to be available, but a $50 donation is needed to cover the costs of a one-hour program with handouts.

A typical risk-reduction program includes a video presentation, professional speaker and brochures, at the location requested by the organization.

Only programs given in the public schools will be free of charge because of the support of the county government.

Suggestions will be offered to youth groups and community organizations for raising the donation. All donations to the Rape Crisis Intervention Service are tax-deductible.

Information: Diana Steppling or Jo Ann Hare, 857-0900 or 876-9147.

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