In Frederick County Interstate 70 reopens after truck...

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October 07, 2001|By From staff reports

In Frederick County

Interstate 70 reopens after truck carrying Navy missiles crashes

MYERSVILLE - Authorities reopened Interstate 70 in western Frederick County early yesterday, nearly a day after a tractor-trailer carrying eight Navy missiles clipped a bridge and tumbled down an embankment into a ravine.

The accident occurred in a construction zone east of Route 17 about 8:45 a.m. Friday, prompting authorities to close eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70.

The driver, Danny Lee Harkey, 49, of Joplin, Mo., was charged with negligent driving, state police said. Neither Harvey nor a passenger, Daniel Clay King, 39, of Flower Mound, Texas, was injured, police said.

In Baltimore County

Authorities seek two boys who escaped from Hickey

CUB HILLS - Two residents of the Charles H. Hickey School remained at large yesterday after escaping Friday evening from a van returning them to the school after court appearances, state officials said.

Three teen-age boys fled on foot from the van about 6:15 p.m. while returning to the school from Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, state officials said. One boy was apprehended.

In Howard County

Police investigate report of rape at I-95 rest area

SAVAGE - Maryland State Police are investigating the reported rape of a woman early yesterday at a rest area along southbound Interstate 95 near Route 216 in southeastern Howard County.

The woman, in her late 30s, told police she was picked up by an unidentified driver of a tractor-trailer behind the Laurel Mall Shopping Center in Prince George's County and then driven to the rest area, troopers said.

It was unclear whether the woman knew the man, who was driving a powder-blue tractor-trailer, authorities said. Anyone with information should call state police at 410-799-2101.

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