Two killed in head-on crash of pickup trucks on Route 32

December 22, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

The drivers of two GMC pickup trucks -- one who would have celebrated his 60th birthday today -- were killed yesterday in a head-on crash on Route 32 near College Road in Sykesville.

Both men, who were pinned in their vehicles, apparently were killed instantly in the accident about 2 p.m. They were pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Richard Jones, associate medical examiner for Carroll County.

Sykesville police identified the victims as Harvey Winford Noyes, 59, of Deer Park Road in Finksburg and John Christian Shaab, 23, of Woodbine.

Investigators said the pickups collided with such force that it was impossible to tell which direction either of the vehicles was traveling.

Mr. Shaab's black pickup buckled just behind the cab. That vehicle came to rest on its right side in the northbound lane, facing south.

Mr. Noyes' red and white pickup came to rest on its roof, with the rear of the truck lying off the right side of the southbound lane in a drainage ditch.

Police requested information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Witnesses may call police at 410-848-3111 or 876-2101 in Westminster or Sykesville police at 410-795-0757.

Mr. Shaab was wearing a seat belt, but it was unclear whether Mr. Noyes was wearing one, police said.

Emergency crews from the Sykesville-Freedom Rescue Squad cut the roof and left door off Mr. Shaab's truck to remove him after the truck was righted.

Route 32 was closed for more than three hours while investigators examined the scene.

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