Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

October 20, 2008

Car crash near Chase leaves driver dead

Baltimore County police were investigating a car crash that killed the driver of a Chevrolet Corvette early yesterday near Chase. The driver was thrown from the Corvette after it hit another car and a tree at Ebenezer and Earls roads about 2 a.m., said Cpl. Robert Carman. The driver, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. No further details were immediately available from police.

Andrea K. Walker

Funeral procession today for Balto. Co. firefighter

The funeral procession for Brian D. Neville, a 32-year-old firefighter who died last week, will start at 11:30 a.m. today from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Joppa Road and Bosley Avenue, and end at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. The route will move north on Bosley to Fairmount Avenue, then right on Fairmount before making a left onto Dulaney Valley Road. The procession will continue by making left turns on Pot Spring Road, Girdwood Road and Padonia Road. Neville died Wednesday night while working an overnight shift as a supervisor at a Cockeysville fire station. His body was found by colleagues who had arrived at the supervisor's office to relieve him. The procession is expected to arrive at the cemetery at 1 p.m.

Brent Jones

Resident injured in fire in Middle River apartment

One resident was injured yesterday evening in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Middle River in Eastern Baltimore County. Shortly before 6:15 p.m., a fire was reported in the first block of Oak Grove Drive at the Oak Grove Apartments off Martin Boulevard, said a Fire Department communications supervisor. Career and volunteer firefighters from Middle River, Rosedale and Essex arrived at the scene, the official said, bringing at least a dozen pieces of fire apparatus. The fire was brought under control in less than an hour. One resident had difficulty breathing and was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, the supervisor said. The cause of the single-alarm fire was being investigated.

Richard Irwin

Body of Patuxent boating accident victim recovered

The body of a St. Mary's County man who, along with three other men, was thrown overboard Oct. 12 when their speedboat capsized on the Patuxent River, was recovered Friday, said a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Sgt. Kenneth Turner, the spokesman, said an autopsy was being conducted on the body of Patrick G. Reiter, 39, of Mechanicsville. Turner said a 38-foot speedboat was going at high speed about 5 p.m. Oct. 12 off Solomons in Calvert County when the craft capsized, throwing all four men into the river. He said one man was at the throttle and another was handling the steering when the accident occurred. Other boaters and anglers rescued three men moments later, Turner said, but Reiter remained missing until his body was found Friday night by a boater. Turner said none of the men was wearing a life jacket.

Richard Irwin

Elkton man loses fingers in explosion of device

ELKTON: Authorities said an Elkton man lost three fingers when an explosive device he was holding blew up in his bathroom. Cecil County sheriff's deputies and deputy state fire marshals are investigating to determine what type of device caused the explosion. Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo said another, unexploded device was found. He described it as a cardboard tube about 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Zurolo says it's probably the same type of bomb that blew up about noon yesterday. Fire marshals say Norman Clark, 22, was home alone when the device exploded. In addition to severing three fingers on Clark's right hand, the explosion caused injuries to his left leg and left arm. A neighbor drove Clark to a hospital, and Clark was later transferred to the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Associated Press

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