Man dies from mowing injuries in Finksburg

August 04, 1998

A Reisterstown man died Saturday from injuries he suffered during a mowing accident last week at River Downs in Finksburg, authorities said.

Jeffrey J. Oyan, 20, of the 3400 block of Winterberry Road was mowing about noon July 27 when he shifted the 84-inch mower's transmission to neutral to gain more speed as he traveled downhill near Lawndale Road, police said. The mower ran into a washed-out area, overturned and struck a bridge, police said.

Oyan, who was employed by the River Downs Association, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was admitted in critical condition, a spokeswoman said.

The motor vehicle fatality was the 19th this year in Carroll County, exceeding last year's total of 18.

Fires

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 9: 16 p.m. Sunday to an odor of gas in the 700 block of Johahn Drive. Units were out 15 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 6: 04 p.m. Sunday to an auto fire at Routes 97 and 32. Units were out 10 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese and Manchester responded at 3: 19 p.m. Sunday to a building fire on North Center Street. Units were out 30 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 2: 56 p.m. Sunday to an alarm on Mint Terrace. Units were out 25 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 9: 25 p.m. Saturday to an unknown investigation on Hook Road. Units were out 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 9: 03 a.m. Saturday to fire alarm in the 1600 block of Washington Road. Units were out 34 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 20 p.m. to a fire alarm in the 100 block of Stoner Ave. Units were out 40 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A Baltimore resident told police Sunday that the rear window of his vehicle was shattered while it was parked on Uniontown Road. Damage was estimated at $250.

Westminster: A resident of Medinah Circle told police Friday that property was stolen from the rear of his home. The loss was estimated at $334.

Westminster: A resident of Johahn Drive told police Friday that property was stolen from the front of her home. The loss was estimated at $125.

Westminster: A resident of Glenbrook Drive told police Thursday that two bicycles were stolen from his back yard. The loss was estimated at $180.

Pub Date: 8/04/98

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