Digest

May 19, 2008

Frederick County

Interstate 70

Trooper swerves to avoid deer, is hurt

A Maryland State Police trooper was injured early yesterday on his way to work at the Westminster barracks when he tried to avoid two deer on Interstate 70 and crashed into a tree, police said.

Trooper Adam Thomas, a member of the state police for three years, was driving east on I-70 about 12:15 a.m. in a marked patrol car near Frederick when he went off the highway, state police in Westminster said.

Thomas suffered injuries when the cruiser's windshield shattered. He was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Police said Thomas was recovering at home.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore County

Beltway

Police identify victim in fatal accident

A Baltimore County man employed by FedEx has been identified as the person killed Friday when the double tractor-trailer he was driving on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway struck another tractor-trailer from behind, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

Wayne Edward Wollschlager Sr., 57, of White Marsh was nearing Exit 2 north of Glen Burnie about 7:10 a.m. when he crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler, said Cpl. Jonathan Green, the spokesman.

Green said Wollschlager was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the other rig was treated at Harbor Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Richard Irwin

Carroll County

Eldersburg

Program to focus on living with dyslexia

A program on living with dyslexia will be presented at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Friendship School, 1545 Progress Way, Eldersburg.

"Dyslexia Over the Lifespan" is based on a book that followed dyslexics from youth to adulthood.Information: 410-552-6880.

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