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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 8, 1998
An unidentified motorcyclist was critically injured yesterday when he was struck by a truck while trying to pass cars in a construction area on Route 97 near Sykesville, state police said.The man carried no identification, and state police from the Westminster barracks were trying to locate the owner of the motorcycle last night.Police said the victim suffered severe head injuries and was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was reported in critical condition.According to police, the motorcyclist was traveling north on Route 97 near Hoods Mill Road at 1: 06 p.m. when traffic ahead stopped for a construction flagman.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
A 73-year-old Annapolis woman was killed and a man and woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision on Route 3 in Millersville on Friday afternoon, according to Anne Arundel County police and fire officials. The collision occurred about 12:45 p.m. along southbound Route 3, near the ramp for Route 32, said Chief Keith Swindle, a fire department spokesman. Traffic investigators determined that a Subaru Legacy came off the ramp from Route 32 onto Route 3 and collided with a Nissan Murano, police said.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2004
A tractor-trailer carrying 2,500 gallons of paint ran off the road early yesterday, spilling white paint across Route 97 in Union Mills and closing the highway for more than eight hours, authorities said. State highway workers cleaned the road, restriped it and reopened it in time for the evening rush hour, police said. The accident occurred about 7 a.m. when William M. Burton, 43, of Joppa was driving north from Baltimore to Gettysburg, Pa., lost control of his truck along an incline and struck a utility pole, cutting it in half, police said.
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August 11, 2013
Maryland State Highway Administration officials say the planned move of a large transformer through Westminster on Sunday and the closure of parts of Route 97 from Westminster toward the Pennsylvania line have been postponed. Officials had set up detours to accommodate the move of the transformer - which is heading to Gettysburg - but late in the week they abondoned those plans, and said a discrepancy in the weight of the load will require additional planning and analysis. The move will be rescheduled for a later date.
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February 5, 1997
Two people were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday on Route 97 near Route 32, south of Westminster, state police said.Police said Pamela Bassett, 46, of Glenwood in Howard County, was traveling south on Route 97 about 6: 30 p.m. when a northbound Chevrolet pickup truck tried to make a left turn at Route 32.Bassett was flown by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in serious and stable condition, a hospital...
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | December 25, 1994
One man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and two other people were taken to Carroll County General Hospital Friday after a three-vehicle crash at Route 97 and Mary Avenue.State police said Edward Keith Debus, 25, 2300 block of Neudecker Road in Westminster was driving a 1993 Ford Tempo south on Route 97 about 9:35 a.m. when he hit the rear of a delivery van that had stopped to make a left turn.The 1986 GMC van was pushed into the path of a 1994 Honda Civic DX that was traveling in the northbound lane, police said.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1994
A Westminster bypass alone will not significantly reduce the expected 5,000-plus vehicles traveling Route 97 daily by 2020, a Towson consulting firm said yesterday.But without a bypass, particularly along the proposed western route, almost all the intersections near the Carroll County Airport will be unable to handle the increased level of traffic, said James W. Holls of Whitney, Bailey, Cox and Magnani."The existing road will require additional improvements," said Mr. Holls during the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority meeting yesterday.
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April 14, 1994
A 38-year-old Anne Arundel County man was arrested on drug charges after being stopped on suspicion of speeding Monday morningState police said Christopher Gerard MacCubin of Glen Burnie was driving north on Route 97, north of Bartholow Road, about 1 a.m. when Tfc. John Wimmer clocked his vehicle at 69 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and pulled him over.The driver's condition prompted Trooper Wimmer to give field tests for sobriety, which Mr. MacCubin failed, police said.After arresting Mr. MacCubin, Trooper Wimmer searched the car and found a paper bag of leaf flakes, a bottle of suspected PCP and cigarette rolling papers in the glove compartment, according to police.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 7, 2002
Both lanes of Route 97 near Union Mills were closed for nearly six hours yesterday after a tractor-trailer hauling automotive parts rounded a curve too fast and flipped, state police reported. The accident, which occurred about 2:15 p.m. near Saw Mill Road, caused major damage to the rig, downed a power line and littered the roadway and nearby lawns with auto parts that were being hauled from Marada Industries in Westminster to Rochester Hills, Mich., police said. The truck rounded the curve at about 55 mph - 15 more than the posted limit - which caused the trailer's load to shift, police said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
A 31-year-old Westminster man was killed when his northbound vehicle was struck from behind and propelled into the path of another car on Route 97 at Old Meadow Branch Road about 7:35 p.m. Thursday.Marc J. Rowan, a county maintenance worker who lived in the 100 block of Lincoln Road, was pronounced dead at the site of the crash, according to state police.Officers said Mr. Rowan had stopped his county-owned 1986 Ford Tempo on Littlestown Pike in preparation for making a left turn onto Old Meadow Branch Road when a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Kathleen M. Whitman of Clinton, Prince George's County, hit the victim's car in the right rear.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-car accident in Westminster Saturday was listed in critical condition Sunday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The driver of the second car, which police said crossed the center line, is in serious condition at Shock Trauma, the center reported. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. on New Washington Road, or Route 97, south of Hook Road, according to Maryland State Police. Ethel Neta Maddox, 51, of Pikesville, was driving south on Route 97 when a Ford Mustang driven by Michael Allen Smith, 55, of Highland, crossed the center line, police said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
The Howard County winery tour of the future could conceivably start at Riggs Meadow Drive, then continue south on Route 97, heading down the two-lane road that turns from suburban to rural as you approach Jennings Chapel Road, where you could stop for another taste or two. Someday - maybe. Under the county law enacted last year to allow wineries, one permit has been issued to a man who has been running a winery out of his home in Silver Spring, and the county is considering an application from the co-owner of a popular Columbia restaurant.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on the inner loop of I-695 at Route 97 in Anne Arundel County, due to an accident involving two vehicles. Traffic was slow near Annapolis Boulevard and W. Patapsco Avenue in Anne Arundel County, due to a large pothole. Debris in the road was slowing traffic on U.S. 50 eastbound at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Transit Administration is advising light rail system patrons to expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes from Hunt Valley to the Cromwell or BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport stops.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on Route 97 southbound at Generals Highway, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Route 100 eastbound at Route 97 in Anne Arundel County and the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway at Route 10 in Anne Arundel County. There were no major delays reported on local transit systems.
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November 5, 2011
WOODBINE - The State Highway Administration will assist CSX railroad in closing a section of Route 97 (Old Washington Road) in Carroll County beginning Monday, Nov. 7. The closure is expected to last a week, and is being made to allow CSX crews to repair asphalt and concrete areas around the tracks. The roadway will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14 - weather and work-permitting, SHA officials said. Crews will close both directions of Route 97 at the CSX crossing north of Interstate 70 at the Carroll/Howard line.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on northbound Route 97 prior to Route 100, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on southbound I-95 at the Fort McHenry Tunnel, Admiral Cochrane Drive at Harry S. Truman Parkway in Anne Arundel County, and the southbound Jones Falls Expressway at Guilford Avenue in Baltimore City. The Maryland Transit Administration says that, due to track repairs, shuttle bus service has been established from the Hunt Valley station to the Gilroy station of the light rail.
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By Sally Buckler and Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 1997
PENNY GRAY of Glenwood has lived in the same house all her life.She loves the neighborhood but gets infuriated with the traffic problems on Route 97, near her home. Gray has watched the road change from a sleepy country way to a commuter thoroughfare.Glenelg High School students who live west of Route 97 must cross it during morning rush hour.Gray's children were in an accident at the intersection of Route 97 and Carrs Mill Road. That accident, and a recent one at the same spot -- involving an inexperienced driver -- prompt Gray to refer to Route 97 "death row."
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
A 73-year-old Baltimore woman died late Thursday of injuries she received Monday in a two-car, head-on crash on Route 97 north of Hook Road.Doris Irene Burucker, of the 3400 block of Gaither Road, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. She was the third person to die in the crash.Ms. Burucker was driving a 1991 Ford Escort that was hit head-on by a 1987 Plymouth that crossed the center line.The force of the impact spun the Escort 180 degrees, and it came to rest on a shoulder of the road facing south.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2011
A crash on Interstate 70 near Route 97 in Howard County sent two people to the hospital Wednesday morning. Maryland State Police would not disclose details of the accident — or the identities and conditions of those involved — but they said one person was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and the other was taken to Carroll County General Hospital. The crash involved two sport utility vehicles and the driver of a tractor-trailer who lost control of his vehicle.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
A man suffered serious injuries Thursday night after he was struck by a car on Route 97 in Glen Burnie, state police said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. The pedestrian was struck on the four-lane highway near Route 100 at about 10:10 p.m. Police said the driver stopped after striking the man. The incident remains under investigation. No additional details were available Thursday. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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