City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

June 03, 2006

Columbia man man critical after crash

A Columbia man was critically injured yesterday morning when he drove his pickup truck into a crane that had stalled at a red light, Howard County police said.

The crane had stalled on eastbound Route 175 near Route 108 about 8:30 a.m. After a failed attempt to restart the vehicle, the operator placed three reflective triangles in the lane to warn drivers, police said. Moments later, a truck driven by Bruce Joel Munsky slammed into the back of the crane, which was unoccupied. Munsky, 28, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition.

Baltimore: Northwest

`Race for Our Kids' set for tomorrow

The second annual "Race for Our Kids" sponsored by Sinai Hospital will be held tomorrow starting at West Northern Parkway and Pimlico Road. The finish line is Northern Parkway at Greenspring Avenue. Registration opens at 6 a.m.; the 10K and 5K races and 1-mile walk begin at 8 a.m. It costs $35 to register on race day. The race was created by Scott Phin, whose son Peyton was treated for leukemia and survived. Money benefits the hospital's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit.

Carroll County: Westminster

Man, 18, dies after colliding with bus

An 18-year-old Carroll County man was killed Thursday when the truck he was driving crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound school bus on Route 140, state police said. The truck driver, Brian Joseph Evans of the 1700 block of Richardson Road, Westminster, died at the scene, police said. The bus driver, Susan Ann Shaffer, 52, of Westminster, and the only passenger, her 6-year-old grandson, suffered minor injuries.

Harford County: Perryman

Body discovered near railroad tracks

A partially decomposed body was found yesterday afternoon in a secluded area near train tracks in Perryman, police said. Amtrak employees working on the tracks discovered the body about 2 p.m. near the Rite Aid distribution center, according to Robert B. Thomas, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

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