In-line skater dies after car strikes him 2nd teen is killed in motorcycle crash

May 19, 1998|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Two Westminster teen-agers -- one of whom was struck by a car while in-line skating -- have died from injuries sustained in unrelated traffic accidents, state police said.

Casey S. Athman, 15, died yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was taken Thursday by state MedEvac helicopter soon after a 7: 52 p.m. accident.

Police said Athman was not wearing protective skating gear and suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by a car on Gorsuch Road. He had been skating on a parking lot before he headed north on the road, police said.

A Toyota traveling in the same direction slowed, and the driver, Jamie Lynn Eslinger, 17, of Manchester, sounded a horn and moved to the left to pass before Athman skated into the car's path, police said.

The driver was not charged, police said.

In a fatal accident Sunday, David A. Weinstein, 18, of the 400 block of Old Hanover Road died after a motorcycle he was operating left the road and slammed into a tree, police said.

Weinstein was pronounced dead by a state medical examiner soon after being taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital.

According to police, Weinstein was operating a 1992 Suzuki, heading south on Mayberry Road near Stone Road at 6: 25 p.m., when the motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and went airborne for about 55 feet before striking the tree.

The cause of that accident remains under investigation, police said.

Pub Date: 5/19/98

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