Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

January 08, 2004

Truck carrying radioactive dye overturns on I-70

A pickup truck carrying radioactive medical dye overturned on Interstate 70 yesterday, causing traffic to back up in both directions between New Market and Mount Airy.

State police in Frederick said the accident occurred about 9:25 a.m. when driver Herbert Graham, 48, who was traveling west on I-70, drove onto the median and hit an embankment. The vehicle overturned.

Authorities said nothing leaked out of the containers that were loaded on the 2002 Ford Ranger pickup, but that hazardous-materials teams were brought out as a precaution. Graham was not injured.

State police reopen probe into Nov. 7 fatal accident

State police in Westminster have reopened an investigation into a fatal traffic accident two months ago in Eldersburg.

Police said they are looking for witnesses to a Nov. 7 crash on Route 32 near Liberty High School.

The school's evening football game had just ended when Joshua Hughes, 21, of Eldersburg lost control of his blue Plymouth Laser and struck a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Hughes "was participating in a speed contest just prior to the collision."

Anyone with information about the incident should call Cpl. John Rose of the Transportation Security Section at 410- 694-6100.

Legislative delegation to meet with businesses

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a program for local businesses to meet with the county delegation to Annapolis from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

"The Voice of Business" will feature a panel with Sens. David R. Brinkley, Larry E. Haines and Robert H. Kittleman; and Dels. Carmen Amedori, Donald B. Elliott, Susan W. Krebs and Nancy R. Stocksdale.

The question-and-answer session will be moderated by Bill Gavin, the chamber's legislative committee chairman.

Information: 410-848-9050.

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