In Carroll County Two-car collision kills motorist...

Regional Digest

July 14, 2002

In Carroll County

Two-car collision kills motorist, injures 2 others

FINKSBURG - An Essex woman was killed and two people were injured Friday night in a two-car collision, police said yesterday.

Jennifer Rebecca Staley, 25, of the first block of Sweet Gum Court, died at Carroll County General Hospital shortly after the Jeep Wrangler she was driving collided head-on with a Toyota 4-Runner about 7 p.m. on Gamber Road, according to state police in Westminster.

The driver of the 4-Runner, identified by police as Nancy Katherine Fream, 46, of the 4800 block of Pleasant Grove Road in Reisterstown, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Her 8-year-old son, a passenger in the 4-Runner, also suffered serious injuries, according to police.

Odor at fast-food restaurant sends three to the hospital

ELDERSBURG - Carroll County hazardous materials officials were trying to determine last night the source of an odor that sickened five people at an area fast-food restaurant.

Fire officials were called shortly after 9 p.m. to the Wendy's restaurant in the Carrolltown Mall at 6400 Ridge Road, where one person was unconscious and four others were complaining of having trouble breathing and lightheadness.

Three people were taken to Carroll County General Hospital while two others were treated at the scene, officials said.

Police arrest 3 in theft of $18,000 in lawn gear

MOUNT AIRY - State police arrested three Frederick residents early yesterday morning in the theft of more than $18,000 worth of lawn tractors and other equipment from a company with stores in Westminster and Mount Airy.

Charged with theft and conspiracy of theft are Teresa Jean Fritz, 41, Robert Stanley Fritz, 40, and Richard Lee Fritz, 37, all of the 400 block of Center St.

Police said that an investigation into a series of thefts from Tractor Supply Company led them to stake out the company's store in Mount Airy, where they saw three people leaving the parking lot of the store, towing a trailer with lawn tractors, a chain saw and other stolen equipment.

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