Four are injured in Bel Air accidentFour people were taken...


April 17, 1994

Four are injured in Bel Air accident

Four people were taken to Fallston General Hospital on Friday after a Toyota Tercel spun out of control on Route 924 in Bel Air and hit an oncoming Ford Ranger, causing it to flip onto its side.

State police said Devin S. Kimmel, 17, of Bel Air was driving north on Route 924 at a high speed about 11:30 a.m. when a car in front of him slowed to turn left onto West Riding Drive. Police said Mr. Kimmel swerved to avoid hitting the turning car and went into a spin. His vehicle crossed the center line and struck the Ranger, driven by Johanna K. Scheiner, 60, of Whiteford.

Mrs. Scheiner and a passenger, Edward Scheiner, were taken to Fallston General Hospital. They were later released.

Mr. Kimmel and an unidentified passenger in the Toyota also were treated at Fallston and released.

Police said Mr. Kimmel will be charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Economic director leaves for state post

James D. Fielder Jr., Harford County's director of economic development, will leave the job in mid-May to become assistant secretary for business development in the Maryland Department Economic and Employment Development.

Mr. Fielder has worked for the county for three years, marketing for new business, assisting in expansions and supporting tourism promotion.

"I'll definitely miss working in the county," said Mr. Fielder, a resident of Bel Air. "We've put a substantial amount of deals together."

Businesses locating or expanding in Harford County during his tenure include Frito-Lay, Procter & Gamble, MCI's East Coast Data Center and Merry-Go-Round Enterprises.

Mr. Fielder "has been an excellent member of our economic development team," said County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann. But he will continue to help Harford and the state in his new position."

In his new job, Mr. Fielder will be responsible for marketing Maryland nationally to attract new businesses and coordinating the department's business development efforts with county economic development offices.

+ He will start there May 16.

Truck strikes pipe, spilling fuel on I-95

A fuel spill on Interstate 95 near the Old Joppa Road overpass Thursday night was contained within two hours after a tractor-trailer struck a loose pipe on the roadway.

Firefighters responding to the 11 p.m. accident were unable to stop the flow from the car carrier's fuel tanks. They called the Harford County Haz-Mat team and state Department of Environment workers to the scene.

Authorities estimated that 75 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the tanks before the flow was stopped. A nearby stream was not affected by the spill, a police spokesman said.

There were no injuries.

Police said they suspect that the 18-inch-by-20-foot pipe had dropped from another truck onto the road.

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