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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel.

Ocean City police say in a statement that 29-year-old Jordan M. Hess of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died shortly after crews arrived to the scene Saturday evening at the Stowaway Grand Hotel.

Officials believe the fall was accidental.

The medical examiner's office will determine Hess' official cause and manner of death.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has died after being struck by a marked patrol vehicle in Ocean City.

The Ocean City Police Department says that the incident occurred Tuesday morning as the 67-year-old Jeffrey Delong attempted to cross the street against the pedestrian signal near an intersection.

He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The patrol car was driven by Xeniya Patterson who was on routine patrol at the time. He has since been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

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STANTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a state police vehicle.

The two-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday evening on southbound Route 7 in Stanton. The trooper at the wheel of the cruiser and a man who was driving the other vehicle were both injured.

State police said both were taken to Christiana Hospital to be treated for injuries. While the extent of their injuries is not known, state police say they believe they are not life-threatening.

21 year-old Randy Drake Thrower of Queenstown was killed during a Saturday morning accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he was one of four people in a 2011 Mazda that hit a Freightliner truck on the east bound span.

In addition, a woman in the Mazda was taken to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore for serious injuries and is reported to be in stable condition.

The Daily Times reports that another man and woman were taken to the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Both had non-life threatening injuries and were released on Sunday.

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a former lawmaker has died after a crash near Bridgeville.

Police announced in a news release that 84-year-old Ben Ewing was in the westbound lane of Federalsburg Road on Tuesday evening when he was hit by a Mazda CX5. Police say Ewing, a former state representative and state police deputy superintendent, was thrown onto the shoulder of the road and the Mazda stopped nearby.

Police say Ewing died at the scene. 60 year-old Janet Bradley, driver of the Mazda, was not injured.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the bridge-tunnel Wednesday.
Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial lacerations and hypothermia.
Spencer says an investigation is ongoing.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A truck driver was hospitalized in stable condition after his 20-foot tractor-trailer plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.

Authorities say the accident occurred Wednesday when the driver tried to pass a slower vehicle on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The driver's name was not immediately released.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police say a 23-year-old man lost control of his car while texting, causing the vehicle to leave the road and ram into a house.

Officers were dispatched to Archer Circle in Woodland Trails about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in response to a 911 call.

Police say investigators determined that the 23-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was texing on his phone, missed a turn, and lost control of the vehicle, which rammed into the rear of a home.

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police says it's investigating after a driver fled from a trooper near Millsboro and hit another car.

State Police said in a news release that on Sunday afternoon a trooper saw the driver of a 1995 Oldsmobile fail to stop at a stop sign at John J. Williams Highway and Layton Davis Road. State Police say the trooper tried stopping the car, but the driver fled and collided with a 2012 Mazda.

Angela Brinkley a Washington Academy and High School special education teacher has been killed in a traffic accident. The accident occurred in Fruitland at around 5:47 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Route 13 and Main street.

The 48-year old teacher’s husband was driving his Cadillac when it struck a Chevy truck with two adults and a child on board.

The four other people suffered minor injuries.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that portions of Route 13 and Main Street were closed for a number hours.

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Twenty-six year old Kyle Brittingham has been killed in an accident that sent his vehicle into the median on Route 113 between Pocomoke City and Snow Hill.

It occurred around 8:43 a.m. and it is not know why his 2006 Jeep Wrangler traveled onto the southbound shoulder before it overturned.

Brittingham was not wearing a seatbelt and he was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.

Police said that alcohol was believed to be related to the crash.

He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating after a bus struck and killed a pedestrian walking on a road near Frankford.
Police say a United Bus Tours bus carrying 47 passengers was traveling north along US-113 near Frankford early Saturday morning. Police say a pedestrian was reported to be walking in the roadway.
The pedestrian was struck and severely injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol use by the pedestrian appears to be a factor. Police identified the pedestrian as 56-year-old Sylvester Bailey of Millsboro.

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28-year old Holly Boyce from Greenwood died in a car crash on U.S. Route 13 in Seaford yesterday afternoon.

Police say she rear ended a tractor trailer around noon just south of Cannon Road.

Police say that a 2010 Freight Liner Cascadia was pulling an enclosed trailer going south on Route 13.

When it began to turn onto Cannon Road Boyce did not realize it was slowing down and slammed her 2007 Buick Lucerne into the back of the trailer.

Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash closed route 13 for around three and a half hours. 

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - State police say a 23-year-old Maryland man has died after a crash on Delaware Route 1 near Milford.

Police say Edgar Molina of Silver Spring, Maryland, was a passenger in a car that drifted off the road early Sunday before the driver overcorrected and ran off the road on the other side. Police say the car hit a utility pole and two trees and rolled over during the crash, just before dawn Sunday.

The driver and another passenger were treated at a hospital and released. Police say Molina was not wearing a seat belt. He died at a hospital.

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There was an accident on Route 113 last night leaving three people injured.

The incident involved two vehicles at around 10:30 p.m. at Jarvis Road in Bishopville.

One person was taken to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

WBOC says Worcester County authorities have not said what caused the accidents.

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In Parsonsburg 32-year old Noah Collins was killed on Saturday when he lost control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving.  

Police say the Salisbury man struck a tree and overturned around 10:40 p.m. as he traveled westbound on Old Ocean City Road.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now investigating the cause of the accident.


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An accident late yesterday afternoon has resulted in the injury of five people in Pocomoke.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a crash involved a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by Melanie Fenton who tried to cross two lanes of traffic into a median when she was struck on the side by a 2014 Chevrolet Express van.

Fenton was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and eventually was sent to the Shock Trauma unit in Baltimore.

Meanwhile  Thomas Messick who drove the van along with his three passengers wound up at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

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The Maryland State Police sergeant involved in a single-vehicle accident in May apparently swerved to avoid debris sending him off the road.

The Maryland State Police say that Sgt. Anthony Myers had been driving his vehicle westbound on the Salisbury Bypass at around 9:40 p.m. in early May.

After swerving to avoid the debris in the road, he struck a guardrail and plunged down the embankment striking trees before finally overturning.

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police say a car ran into a freight train in Georgetown but that no one was injured.

Delaware State Police say a 79-car Norfolk-Southern train headed north was crossing a roadway when a car slammed into the wheels of a train car Thursday night. The car spun and hit a telephone pole, and the train stopped without derailment.

Police say nobody on the train nor the 45-year-old driver of the car were injured. Police say charges are pending against the driver.

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A Talbot County school bus drove into a ditch this morning at around 7 a.m.

But authorities say no one was injured.

The Talbot County Public School District says that the driver swerved to avoid a tree branch in the road but the bus then slid into a ditch because of a soft shoulder.

WBOC reports that three students were taken to the Easton Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.

All parents were contacted and the scene was declared cleared by mid-morning.

The southbound lanes on Route 13 were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer truck flipped over on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Authorities set up a detour through the town of Tasley as units and personnel along with a hazardous materials unit arrived on the scene.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the southbound truck came to arrest on the driver’s side in the grassy median.

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The left lane of westbound span of the Bay Bridge has been reopened after a serious two-vehicle accident shutdown traffic.

The Maryland Transportation Authority reports there were injuries.

But motorists should still expect heavy traffic and authorities are recommending avoiding westbound US 50 at this time.

Motorists are advised to call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for current traffic conditions or on Twitter - TheMDTA.

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The Maryland State Highway Administration says its crews have up righted the tractor-trailer that turned over this morning and crashed into a telephone poll at around 5 a.m.

The incident took place at Route 301 and Maryland 544 in Crumpton.

The two southbound lanes are still closed along those roads but both northbound lanes are still open.

Police say the fallen power lines have also been clear off.

There are no reports of injuries.

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An overturned tractor-trailer shut down the southbound US Route 301 at Maryland Route 544.

Maryland State Highway Administration says its crews have been sent the scene where the truck apparently struck a telephone pole at around 4.45 a.m.

There was detour set up taking westbound Maryland 291 to southbound MD 290 back.

No injuries have been reported from the crash.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Lewes resident who was injured while working at Delaware's popular Punkin Chunkin is suing festival organizers.

A complaint filed last week says Daniel Fair, who volunteered as a spotter at the 2011 festival, suffered spinal fractures after he was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle that hit a depression in the ground, then landed on top of him.

Fair is suing the Punkin Chunkin Association for negligence related to training and supervising spotters, safety measures, and conditions of the Punkin Chunkin field at Wheatley Farms in Bridgeville.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say an 83-year-old woman was killed when her car slammed into the back of a truck stopped at a toll plaza on Delaware Route 1 in Dover.

It happened shortly before noon Wednesday. Troopers say Shirley J. Taylor of Wilmington was traveling southbound approaching the plaza. Police say she failed to stop for a 10-wheel rollback truck that was waiting behind another vehicle paying the toll.

Officers say Taylor's car hit the rear of the truck and rode underneath it.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Newark.

Troopers were called to the crash on Capitol Trail early Tuesday.

The collision reconstruction unit is on the scene and police are warning that Capitol Trail has been reopened . It had been closed in both directions between Delaplane Avenue and Polly Drummond Hill Road.

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Hundreds of community members in Queen Anne’s County turned out for a vigil at the Kent Island High School last night to mourn the loss of four teenagers who died in an accident on Wednesday on Cox Neck Road.

One was Tyler Elzey who as a volunteer firefight in the same company that responded to the call.

Others included Cory Passagno, Michael John Ringenbach and Harrison Rhoades.

Katie Debries told WBOC that she self like she just saw them yesterday before the accident making it all feel unreal.