City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

July 07, 2008

Frederick Co.

Ladiesburg

Carroll man dies of crash injuries

A 23-year-old Carroll County man died Friday of injuries he suffered after his car crashed two days earlier and rolled down an embankment in Frederick, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Billy Jo Lee Stone of Keymar was traveling south on Detour Road near Haughs Church Road about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when his Chevrolet crossed into oncoming traffic before returning to the southbound lane. The vehicle then spun, struck a dirt embankment and overturned, police say.

Brent Jones

Montgomery Co.

Rockville

Security exercise at Metro, MARC stations

Police say there will be an increased law enforcement presence at Metro and MARC stations today in Montgomery County, as authorities conduct training exercises.

Officials say more than 130 officials, including area police, fire and transportation safety units are participating in detection and deterrent terrorism training exercises. They say uniformed officers, police dog teams and other law enforcement will be highly visible.

Authorities say the tests are routine training and not prompted by any security threat. The exercises will be from 6 a.m to 8 p.m.

Associated Press

Anne Arundel

Edgewater

Driver injured after crashing into garage

The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a garage yesterday evening in Edgewater was critically injured and remains in a hospital, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman said.

Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia said the 45-year-old man was driving in the 4100 block of Waterview Drive near Shoreham Beach Drive about 9:20 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason and crashed into a garage attached to a house.

Tobia said the driver, who was the only occupant of the truck, was thrown through the vehicle's windshield seconds before the garage collapsed onto the truck. He said the occupants of the house escaped injury.

Tobia said the driver, whose name was not released, was airlifted by a state police helicopter to Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, where he was reported in critical condition.

Richard Irwin

Odenton

Fireworks cause blaze at house

An Odenton house sustained extensive fire damage Saturday, the result of a 12-year-old boy playing with fireworks, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.

Shortly before noon, the boy was lighting fireworks in the second-floor bedroom of his home in the 500 block of Meadow Mist Way when sparks set the contents of the room on fire, said the spokesman, Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia.

Tobia said the boy doused the flames with water and then left the room, thinking the fire was out. Several minutes later, the fire reignited and spread from the bedroom to most of the house, Tobia said.

He said the boy, his five siblings and his parents fled the burning house without injury.

Firefighters from several stations brought the fire under control in about an hour and that damage was estimated at $100,000.

Tobia said the American Red Cross was assisting the family.

Richard Irwin

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