Women hurt when car is struck, catches fire

June 06, 1996

Two Westminster women suffered burns and other injuries Tuesday when their Ford Mustang caught fire after it was struck from the rear by another vehicle on Route 97 near Union Mills, state police said yesterday.

The driver, Jacqueline M. Maize, 33, of the 300 block of E. Main St. was in good condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said.

A passenger, Christine L. Griggs, 30, of the first block of Sullivan Road was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Maize stopped to make a left turn onto Crowl Road when her car was struck from behind by a jeep. The impact forced the Maize car into the southbound lane, where it collided with a 1995 Ford Econoline truck.

The driver of the jeep, Howard C. Schroeder, 27, of the 2200 block of Pheasant Run Road, Finksburg, and the driver of the truck, Howard W. Senseney Jr., 53, of the 900 block of Gorsuch Road, Westminster, were not seriously injured, police said.

Schroeder was charged with negligent driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, Tfc. Craig Williams said.

Third suspect arrested in Jan. robbery of 2 men

Westminster police arrested a third suspect Tuesday in the January robbery of two men in the city, police said yesterday.

Keith M. Welsh, 23, of Rolling Ridge Drive in Westminster was charged with two counts of assault and robbery with a deadly weapon, one count of battery and 18 related counts of conspiracy involving two alleged accomplices, Michael Holland and Luther Maurice Smith, both of Westminster, who previously were arrested on similar charges.

Welsh is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $75,000 bond.

Police said Raymond G. Chaffman and Douglas Utz were beaten and robbed at gunpoint at 1: 30 a.m. Jan. 11 in the 100 block of E. Madison St.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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