Woman killed, 2 hurt in two-vehicle collision

October 24, 1997

An Eldersburg woman died yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after she was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision near her home.

Emanuela Medalia, 74, of the 1200 block of Amy Court died of her injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Eugene Medalia, 77, of the same Eldersburg address also was taken by helicopter to Shock Trauma, where he remained in critical condition yesterday, the spokeswoman said.

According to police, Mr. Medalia drove into the intersection of Sykesville Road and Londontown Boulevard before his Buick Century and a Ford truck collided about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The truck was driven by Brian M. Parkhurst, 21, of the 19700 block of Gunpowder Road in Millers. Police said he was seriously injured, but a medical condition was unavailable yesterday.

Police said Parkhurst was traveling north on Sykesville Road, and it was unclear in which direction Mr. Medalia intended to travel after entering the intersection. He was driving east on Londontown Boulevard.

An investigation is continuing, police said.

Kentucky man struck by hit-and-run driver

A Kentucky man was injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle late Wednesday as he walked across Route 140 in Finksburg, police said.

Billy W. Tostin, 23, was walking near Gamber Road about 11: 45 p.m. when he was run down, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, where he was in good condition and was expected to be released, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run vehicle or driver may call the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police at 410-848-3111.


Reese: Firefighters from Reese responded to a brush fire in the 1200 block of Baltimore Blvd. at 11: 07 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 27 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded to a building fire in the 300 block of Baltimore Blvd. at 4: 40 a.m. yesterday. Units were out 36 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 10 Wednesday in investigating a natural gas line struck at Englar Road and Route 140. Units were out 24 minutes.


Westminster: A Western Maryland College student reported that someone broke a window out of his vehicle and removed a stereo cassette player while the car was parked in the 200 block of W. Main St. Damage is estimated at $150.

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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