Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

July 27, 2004

Unidentified driver dies in collision on Route 140

An unidentified man was killed in Carroll County early yesterday when the car he was driving hit the rear of a flatbed truck, state police said.

No identification was found on the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said his vehicle overturned after rear-ending a three-axle flatbed truck on Route 140, just west of the Baltimore County line, at 5:20 a.m. The Mazda the man was driving was later found to have been stolen, police said.

Both vehicles were eastbound on Route 140 when the accident occurred. Troopers are investigating the crash and working to identify the victim.

Westminster girl, 17, reported missing

State police and Carroll County sheriff's deputies are searching for a Westminster teenager missing since Friday morning. Kathryn Lorraine Fritz was reported missing by her father, said Sheriff's Deputy 1st Class Diane Conaway.

Kathryn is 17 and was recently enrolled at Carroll Christian Schools, Conaway said. Fritz is 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with pale skin and long, straight brown hair.

Conaway said Kathryn might have run away. An investigation indicated that she might be in the Gettysburg or Shrewsbury, Pa., area. Anyone with information about the girl is asked to call the Westminster barracks at 410-386-3000.

DeafNation crew to visit McDaniel College today

The DeafNation road trip, a 42-state journey that began April 28 in Washington, D.C., will make one of its final stops today at McDaniel College.

The DeafNation crew of three - a producer, a writer and a videographer - films each of its stops for an educational production it calls "reality TV."

"The [DeafNation] crew has traveled all over the country ... gathering and sharing information about deaf people and their communities," said David A. Martin of McDaniel's deaf-education program.

The crew, which is stopping at McDaniel to learn more about its deaf-education program, is expected to arrive on campus by 10 a.m. It will visit deaf-education graduate classes and then meet with faculty and students at the Decker Center Pub Patio.

The tour - which has included stops in California, New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut - will conclude Thursday with a stop in Frederick.

Information about DeafNation: www.deafnation.com.

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