Part of Route 32 closed for 3 hours

June 13, 1996

Part of Route 32 two miles north of Eldersburg was closed for about three hours yesterday after a Montgomery Ward delivery truck crashed head-on into a dump truck hauling asphalt, spilling the substance on the road, state police said.

Neither driver was seriously injured in the 1: 21 p.m. accident that occurred between Bollinger Mill Road and the Route 32 bridge spanning Liberty Reservoir, police said.

Trooper Christopher Heid of the Westminster barracks charged the driver of the Ward's truck, James Painter Jr., 25, of Felton, Pa., for failing to keep to the right of center.

Heid said Painter was traveling north when the truck drifted into the southbound lane and struck the dump truck driven by Barry Grimes Jr., 30, of Keymar.

Firefighters from Gamber responded because the dump truck caught fire, and state highway crews cleaned up the spilled asphalt.

Police may move satellite to Carrolltown Center

State police officials are considering plans to move their satellite office from the Eldersburg branch of Carroll County Library to Carrolltown Center.

Such a move would provide greater police presence in the community and triple the space available for troopers to write reports and use the telephone for investigative work, 1st Sgt. Robert Windsor said yesterday.

Lt. Larry Faries, Westminster barracks commander, said the planned move has not been approved. He said county officials contacted him about the relocation because they want additional space at the library.


Sykesville: Firefighters assisted Howard County at 6: 09 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a building fire on Frederick Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Pub Date: 6/13/96

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