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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 15, 2010
A 46-year-old Pasadena man was killed Sunday morning after he lost control of his car during a drag race and slammed into a tree, Anne Arundel County police said. Stanley Johnson of the 4600 block of Mountain Road was traveling west on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue in his Chevy Camaro about 7:20 a.m. when the accident happened. Police say Johnson attempted to initiate a race with another vehicle and swerved off the road shortly after accelerating. The victim was trapped inside the car, according to police.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
A Baltimore Police officer who became a prosecution witness against other officers convicted of misconduct is leaving the department amid an investigation of his own conduct, his attorney confirmed. Det. Joseph Crystal, who said he found a rat on the windshield of his car in November 2012 after he cooperated with prosecutors, is resigning because he continues "to feel uncomfortable and unsafe," according to his attorney, Nick Panteleakis.  The move also comes as he is being investigated for an off-duty car accident in Baltimore County involving a take-home department vehicle.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, newly single, was lunching with an old friend. She wanted to know if he was dating. Nope, he said, too busy - why, did she know anyone? Karmen Walker, she suggested. The willowy government relations liaison for Comcast was a familiar face around Annapolis. Brown knew her work, that her husband had been killed in a car accident, that she was a single mother. "No way," Brown said. "She's got to be in a relationship. " If his friend could confirm Walker's availability, Brown agreed to call her. Five minutes after lunch, his phone rang: Confirmed.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was sentenced. Swerdlin, 47, a defense attorney who has represented suspected dealers, pleaded guilty to drug charges in June. She admitted she had smuggled Suboxone — a drug used to treat addiction to opiates — into the Baltimore County Detention Center to clients during visits.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
A math teacher at Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County died Monday in a car accident that also involved a private school bus. Devin Michael Spence, 24, of Westminster, was killed in the crash when his 2001 Ford Focus collided with the bus, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Five students and a driver were on the bus, which was transporting students to Delone Catholic High School in Pennsylvania. No one on the bus was injured. According to the Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just before 7 a.m. on Sullivan Road near its intersection with Route 27, between Westminster and Manchester.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 14, 2012
A Bel Air man was seriously injured in a single car accident in Joppa Sunday afternoon, firefighters and EMS personnel at the scene said. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Clayton Road near Kates Lane, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office accident report. Firefighters and EMS personnel said they arrived to find a 2008 Honda that had overturned, trapping the adult male driver, who was identified in the subsequent accident report as Mark Stephen Vananzo, 50, of Shoreham Court in Bel Air. The report states the vehicle overturned "several times.
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March 19, 2012
A Hagerstown teenager died following a single-car crash in Clear Spring, Maryland State Police said. Authorities said they were called to the accident on National Pike, near Garrow Drive, early Sunday. They found an overturned Buick Reatta off the roadway, with the driver trapped inside. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the Meritus Medical Center, where he later died, according to police. Authorities identified the victim as 17-year-old Quinn Hoover. He attended Washington County Technical High School, according to The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
Eight people were injured when at least one vehicle hit pedestrians north of Crofton, a fire official said Saturday night. The collision happened on the northbound side of Route 3 near the intersection of Johns Hopkins Road, said Lt. Keith Hamilton, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. A 30-year-old man was flown to the trauma center at Prince George's Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries and a 13-year-old girl was driven to pediatric trauma at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, he said.
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Sports Digest | December 29, 2013
Et cetera Ex-lacrosse goalie Testa killed in car accident Former Connecticut women's lacrosse player Brittney Testa died in a car accident Friday morning. The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn., reported that Testa was driving on River Road in Willington just before 9 a.m. when she lost control of her car and it rolled over. She was pronounced dead at the scene; the accident remained under investigation as of Saturday. Testa was a member of UConn's 2013 class. On the UConn website, her hometown was listed as Bridgewater, Vt., about an hour south of Montpelier.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company is at the scene of a Monday morning motor vehicle crash in Joppa. One vehicle was overturned in the accident, which occurred in the 1500 block of Stockton Road, according to the fire company. Elsewhere, debris in the roadway has resulted in the closure of a southbound lane and shoulder on MD-24 near Sharon Road in Harford County. As of 9:08 a.m., all lanes have reopened on northbound Interstate 95 near MD 543 in Harford County following a vehicle fire, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A man was shot multiple times Monday around noon on the border of Madison Park and Bolton Hill. Police said that the victim was shot in the back, shoulder and hip in the 1600 block of Eutaw Pl. just before noon and was determined to be in "good" condition. A motive was unknown. At the scene, police taped surrounded a vehicle had come to rest on a wide grassy median, and two vehicles appeared to have also collided near Wilson Street and Eutaw Place. But police later said the car accident was unrelated to the shooting.
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July 10, 2014
Members of the Fallston Fins Swim Team are in the pool every week in a competitive meet, but next week the competition will be a bit different. Since 2009, the Fins have hosted a swim fundraiser to benefit and remember a lost teammate, Wilson Brady, who was killed in a tragic car accident in Bel Air in November 2008. Brady's mother, Katie, was also killed in the crash. Wilson, known as Wil to friends and family, was a fantastic, lovable 8-year-old who always had a smile on his face and an inherent talent for swimming.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company is at the scene of a Monday morning motor vehicle crash in Joppa. One vehicle was overturned in the accident, which occurred in the 1500 block of Stockton Road, according to the fire company. Elsewhere, debris in the roadway has resulted in the closure of a southbound lane and shoulder on MD-24 near Sharon Road in Harford County. As of 9:08 a.m., all lanes have reopened on northbound Interstate 95 near MD 543 in Harford County following a vehicle fire, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered injuries in a crash on Route 140 in Finksburg on Friday in an accident that ultimately involved five vehicles and sent five people to the hospital. According to the Sheriff's Office, Master Deputy Mario DeVivio was on eastbound Route 140 at the crossroads with Route 91 in Finksburg when a Jeep Wrangler driven by a Finksburg resident made a turn in front of his vehicle. The deputy was unable to avoid the collision, which caused a chain reaction involving three additional vehicles - two Ford Fusions and a GMC Terrain.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A car accident has snarled traffic Thursday afternoon along Eastern Avenue in Essex, Baltimore County police said. About 12:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry and a Yellow Cab were involved in accident at Eastern Avenue and Island Point Road, police said. Three adults were in the Camry while only the driver was in the cab. All four were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. Police did not say what caused the accident, but said they were investigating.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
The sound would loudly and routinely resonate from the Bel Air sideline, a declaration of good fortune for the school's boys lacrosse team: "Yanneee!" While none of the Bobcats had any idea what it meant, they all knew what was coming next: a chest bump of epic proportion. That's how Bel Air coach Scoop Kelly celebrated a big goal, his passion for lacrosse and for his beloved program on full display in a sudden burst of excitement. But the big goals that would have called for Kelly's sideline celebration haven't been the same this season.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Harford County sheriff's deputies responded to an accident on southbound Interstate 95 between the Edgewood and Bel Air exits, under the Route 24 overpass, police said in a statement. A 2001 Dodge Stratus was headed south in the highway's middle lane when it was cut off, police said, causing the driver to lose control. The Stratus subsequently stalled in a lane that acts as both an entrance and exit ramp. The driver could not restart the car and walked to safety on the right side of the road, police said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
A reserve freshman quarterback on the Navy football team is in a Miami, Fla., hospital in critical condition after he was injured in a single-vehicle accident Thanksgiving night. According to a report Sunday in the Annapolis Capital , Ralph Montalvo was put in a medically-induced coma after being transported to the Kendall Regional Medical Center. Navy athletic spokesman Scott Strasemeier said Sunday night that he received a text message from Montalvo's family saying that "he showed more improvement today" but that he remains in the medically-induced coma.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
As Rafi Montalvo was recovering last fall from a brain injury he sustained in a near-fatal car accident, the former Navy quarterback talked with teammate Will McKamey about his own return to the football field. McKamey, then a freshman, became an inspiration for Montalvo during his rehabilitation. When he was a senior at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall of 2012, McKamey had collapsed during a playoff game and was hopitalized for several days after suffering from a blood clot that caused bleeding and swelling of his brain.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
A former Navy football player whose career was ended prematurely after he sustained a brain injury in a car accident said Monday night that he plans to come to Baltimore next week to comfort a former teammate who is now in a coma after brain surgery Saturday. Freshman slotback Will McKamey collapsed during a noncontact practice in Annapolis and was flown by medical helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery to relieve a blood clot on his brain. McKamey, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., has shown “little response” since then, according to his parents.
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