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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A five-car crash at the Bay Bridge caused traffic delays on Route 50 Sunday afternoon. The crash on eastbound Route 50 at the bridge was reported at about 2:30 p.m. The left lane on the eastbound span was closed for nearly an hour. One person was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, said 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. By 3:50 p.m., traffic was backed up about three miles approaching the bridge, Green said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around the solar system's innermost planet brings it gradually closer and closer as it looks into Mercury's mysterious volcanoes, craters and magnetic field. With dwindling fuel to counteract the dense planet's pull, the scientists managing the mission at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel can only delay its fall for so long.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | January 13, 1992
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- "Palm 90" probably wouldn't be remembered as one of the most horrifying air disasters if a handful of heroes had not saved a few survivors from the icy Potomac River.But this was real-life drama, a story of tragedy and triumph, captured on camera in the nation's capital.In turn, "Palm 90," the air traffic control code name for Air Florida's Flight 90, is still a vivid memory 10 years later for many across the country. It crashed Jan. 13, 1982, killing 78, including four on the ground.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
A 51-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed Saturday afternoon in Parkton where he was involved in a three-vehicle accident. Joseph Zutell Jr. of Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, was driving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle east-bound on Old York Road approaching Lentz Road. According to police, the motorcycle struck the rear of a Ford Escort that had stopped to make a left turn. The motorcycle then traveled onto west-bound Old York Road and was struck by a 2014 Honda CRV. Zutell was declared dead at the scene.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2012
A motorcylist was killed in a crash near the York Road exit on I-83 in Parkton late Saturday afternoon after attempting to pass two cars by driving between them, according to the Maryland State Police. Troopers investigating the incident about 4:00 p.m. determined that the driver, 19-year-old Kareem Morsi of Woodbine, had been heading north on a white 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle when he tried to pass the two vehicles. Just north of Exit 33, the motorcycle struck the rear of one of the vehicles, police said, spun out of control, crossed the right shoulder and struck a guardrail.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 10, 1994
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A high school student named Chris Ciccone saw a lone Reebok sneaker and the charred body of a child.Episcopal Bishop Alden Hathaway discovered a perfectly manicured fingernail lying in the mud.But for Beaver County Sheriff Frank Policaro, the most haunting image was this:There was hardly anything left of the fuselage of USAir Flight 427."You go up there and look for an airplane, and you won't find one," he said. "This is my first airplane crash. I hate to tell you, but they're different from auto crashes, suicides, train wrecks and tornadoes.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2003
It was a sunny day last month when Dick Gelfman finally dusted off his "sinister blue" Harley-Davidson motorcycle and went for a spin. A ride to a friend's house in nearby Mount Hebron wouldn't have meant much last year. But after what Gelfman has been through the past year, this was monumental. The affable newsman - whose televised "Get Gelfman" segment on WJZ-TV has made him a go-to guy for Maryland consumers with complaints - has struggled to recover from the fiery automobile crash one year ago yesterday that killed a teen-age girl and seriously injured him and his wife, Howard Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman.
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April 5, 2010
Montgomery County police say an officer was killed when his police cruiser struck a tree while he responded to an officer who needed backup. Police have yet to release the officer's name. He was a seven-year veteran of the department and worked the midnight shift. Police say the officer was en route to the scene of a fight early Sunday when his car ran off the road and hit a tree. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. Detectives are investigating the crash. - Associated Press
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Baltimore Sun staff | September 11, 2013
One of two southbound lanes in the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel was blocked Wednesday morning by a two-vehicle crash, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported. The incident on Interstate 895 was reported at 8:42 a.m. The agency also reported a crash involving one vehicle on the Baltimore Beltway inner loop past Dulaney Valley Road in Baltimore County that was blocking one shoulder.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
An earlier crash on the northbound Jones Falls Expressway has been cleared and all lanes are reopened as of 12:50 p.m. Friday, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation. Traffic had been detoured eastbound on Coldspring Lane due to severe impact of the crash.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
All lanes going through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel have reopened after overturned box truck and fuel leak closed part of the tunnel Thursday afternoon during rush hour. The lanes reopened around 7 p.m. The truck flipped over around 4 p.m. heading southbound in the tunnel, and police helped cars back out of the tunnel, officials said. The tunnel carries traffic on I-95 under Baltimore's harbor near the downtown exits. Officials did not immediately know a cause of the accident. lbroadwater@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lukebroadwater
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two police officers and two children were among six hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Northeast Baltimore, police said. A department spokesman said the officers were responding to an emergency call just before 10 a.m. when the collision occurred, at the intersection of Frankford and Plainfield avenues in the Frankford neighborhood. Based on where the vehicles came to rest, the police vehicle appeared to have gone past a stop sign on Plainfield when the crash occurred. The other vehicle involved, an SUV, was driving along Frankford at the time, which did not have a stop sign at that intersection.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Andrew Baker Jr. and Angel Chiwengo were holding hands and listening to soft music on the radio as he drove her home from the Pikesville Doubletree Hilton where they worked. As they headed east on Northern Parkway and passed through the York Road intersection, a Honda Accord fleeing police blasted through a red light - at more than 100 mph - and smashed into his Jeep. Chiwengo, 46, and the two people inside the Accord died. Somehow, Baker, 54, survived. But with the anniversary of the Sept.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A single-vehicle crash on Interstate 97 South in South Gate at MD 3 has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 8:58 a.m. on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on MD 140 in Pikesville at Hooks Lane has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:23 a.m., DOT said. And DOT added that two toll plaza lanes on the southbound Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore City remain closed three weeks after a two-vehicle collision.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A car crash near the 41st Street Bridge early Sunday temporarily closed a southbound portion of the Jones Falls Expressway. The crash was cleared and all lanes have been reopened, city officials said. Additional details were not immediately available. timswift@baltsun.com
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Baltimore County Department of Public Safety on Thursday morning reported an accident involving an SUV that crashed into the Drumcastle Government Center on York Road in Towson. Officials said there were no major injuries and no one has been transported to the hospital but medics are on the scene assessing one person for injuries. York Road is shut down between Gittings Avenue and Regester Avenue, and motorists should expect delays. Emergency roadwork on northbound Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson at Mussula Road has closed the northbound left traffic lane at 8:52 a.m., DOT said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Two people died when their vehicle struck a tree in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County Police said Saturday. The driver, Carrie Lynn Desmond, 36, died at University of Maryland Shock Trauma. A 14 year-old passenger, whose name was not released, died at Prince George's Trauma Center. Both the driver and the passenger lived on Themes Drive in Davidsonville. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. Friday in the 3600 block of Patuxent River Road near West Central Avenue, Route 214 in Davidsonville.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
A Wicomico County deputy state's attorney died Friday in a two-car collision on the Eastern Shore that left two others injured, according to the Maryland State Police. The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. on Route 50 in Pittsville, about 11 miles east of Salisbury. Sampson G. "Sam" Vincent, 52, of Salisbury was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. His passenger, James L. "Lee" Britt, an assistant state's attorney for Wicomico County, was injured in the crash and is being treated at Pensinsula, state police said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
A 48-year-old woman was charged after she crashed an SUV into the Drumcastle government building in Towson on Thursday morning, Baltimore County police said. Hiwot Arbi of the 900 block of Gladway Road in Middle River was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, police said. About 8:40 a.m., a black Toyota Rav4 traveling southbound at a high speed in a parking lot turned left and struck two unoccupied parked vehicles - one a gold Chevrolet Blazer - before hopping a curb, becoming airborne and crashing into the building, police said.
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By Nayana Davis and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Two motorcyclists involved in separate crashes in Anne Arundel County died Wednesday, police said. One was killed following a three-vehicle crash in Annapolis around 7:15 p.m. Annapolis resident Preston Adams Jr., 38, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center after the accident. He later died from his injuries, police said. Early investigation found that Adams, who was traveling on Gibralter Avenue toward West Street, lost control and the motorcycle fell over. He then slid onto West Street and struck a Cadillac Escalade traveling eastbound.
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