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January 11, 2009

Man dies in Carroll crash; police say alcohol involved

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Alcohol and excessive speed are thought to be factors in a head-on collision on Route 32 in Carroll County that killed a Sykesville man and injured another early yesterday, a sheriff's office spokesman said. Based on the investigation, it appears that Timothy Andrew Mahoney, 21, lost control of a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon while traveling south on Route 32 north of Nottingham Road just before 5:20 a.m., Carroll County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Phil Kasten said. The sedan crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 1989 Chevrolet truck driven by Richard Dixon, 60, of Sykesville. Dixon was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, Kasten said. Mahoney was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Deputies found a partially consumed case of beer in his car, the spokesman said. In addition, deputies interviewed a witness to the crash, Bryan Thomas Noyes, 20, of Eldersburg who was driving a vehicle behind Mahoney, Kasten said. The deputies reportedly smelled alcohol on Noyes' breath, and a chemical test revealed his blood-alcohol concentration to be 0.06 percent. Noyes was charged with driving under the influence, driving while impaired by alcohol and violating a license restriction. Traffic on the road was closed in both directions for more than three hours while deputies investigated the crash. Witnesses and those with additional information are asked to contact Deputy 1st Class Jeff Miller of the sheriff's office at 410-386-2900.

Liz F. Kay

CCBC schedules series of information sessions

The Community College of Baltimore County will hold information sessions on programs, enrollment and financial aid for prospective students at all three campuses. All sessions start at 6 p.m. as follows: tomorrow at Essex, Building A, Room 203; Tuesday at Dundalk, Building G, Room 100; and Thursday at Catonsville, Building H, Room 308A. Online chats will also be held for CCBC's justice and law programs at noon and 6 p.m. Jan. 20. To register for any of these sessions, visit ccbcmd.edu/future.

Trooper involved in fatal crash won't face charges

ST. MICHAELS: A Maryland State Police trooper who was involved in an accident that killed two people in St. Michaels is not facing charges. State police said that the results of an internal investigation of the August accident were forwarded to Talbot County prosecutors and that no criminal or traffic charges were filed. The accident on St. Michaels Road killed 88-year-old boatbuilder Maynard Lowery and his 87-year-old sister Alma. Lowery's car was struck by a patrol car driven by Tfc. Philip Willoughby as Lowery entered the road from a parking lot. Willoughby was heading to a crash scene, and investigators found he was traveling 57 mph in a 35 mph zone; he was using his lights and siren. Willoughby remains on active duty.

Associated Press

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