Man killed after falling from truck

August 02, 1994

A Sykesville man who reportedly had been drinking and riding in the open bed of a moving 1994 Toyota pickup truck was killed when he apparently fell out about 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

Goeffrey Alexander Wire, 20, of the 600 block of Concord Lane suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital, according to state police.

Mr. Wire was in the cargo area of the truck, which was operated by a juvenile who lives on Snowden Run Road in Eldersburg, police said. The juvenile, who was not identified by police, was driving west on Pine Knob Road east of Route 32 in the Eldersburg area when the accident occurred.

No charges were placed against the driver, police said.

Storm keeps firefighters busy

Firefighters in southeast Carroll answered four calls in less than an hour Sunday afternoon as a heavy storm hit the area. The first was received at 12:56 p.m., for a fire alarm sounding in a building on Corinth Drive. Units were out for 15 minutes.

Gamber responded to a fire alarm in a building on Canterbury Court at 12:59 p.m. The equipment remained out of service for 20 minutes.

A fire alarm in a building on Cold Saturday Drive brought out Gamber at 1:42 p.m. Units were out for 20 minutes.

Sykesville firefighters were dispatched for wires arcing on Panorama Drive at 1:50 p.m. They were out for 10 minutes.


* Sykesville: Engines from Sykesville and Gamber responded to a fire alarm in a building in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd. at 12:46 p.m. yesterday. Units were out for 50 minutes.

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