Three men seriously injured when truck flips

March 18, 1998

Three men were seriously injured yesterday morning when the truck they were in overturned several times on Route 32 in Odenton, state police said.

Robert Swann, 19, of the 200 block of Whitehouse Road in Graysonville was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in fair condition, state police spokesman Sgt. Michael Powell said.

Louis Edward Parrish, 51, of Greensboro and Christopher Puffinbarger, 20, of Queenstown were flown to the center, where Parrish was in critical condition and Puffinbarger in fair condition, Powell said.

The three men were in a 1998 Ford truck heading east on Route 32 near Burns Crossing Road when Parrish, who was driving, lost control and veered onto the median, Powell said.

When Parrish tried to steer the truck back onto the highway, the vehicle flipped several times, he said. Barger was ejected, and Swann and Parrish had to be extricated, Powell said.

State police are investigating the accident.

Boy, 3, injured as tractor accidentally starts

A 3-year-old Pasadena boy was dragged under the tire of a tractor his grandfather was working on yesterday when the tractor started by accident, police said.

Cody James Ramsey was flown to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where county police said he was in good condition.

Charles Edgar Ramsey was working on his tractor about 10 a.m. in the 8200 block of Woods Road when he turned on the ignition, believing it to be inoperable, police said. The rear wheel caught the boy's clothes and dragged him down. The grandfather grabbed the boy as the wheel went over him, then called 911.

Pub Date: 3/18/98

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