Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tracy Reuschel and James Henry Reuschel die in an accident on I-270 in Frederick County on Sunday, WUSA9 reported.
A Gaithersburg couple has died from injuries in an accident on I-270 in Frederick County Sunday afternoon, WUSA9 reported. Tracy Reuschel, 60, and James Henry Reuschel, 64, were traveling southbound on I-270 north of Bennett Creek when Tracy drove into the rear of a tractor trailer in the right hand lane, Maryland State Police said, according to the report. Police believe Tracy Reuschel was killed instantly, but her husband was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma in serious condition. He died Tuesday. Maryland State Police say they believe Tracy Reuschel was responsible for the collision and toxicology reports are still pending. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Read the full report on WUSA9.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Maryland State Police and Montgomery County Police will specifically target drunk driving, aggressive driving and speeding this weekend, in addition to increased regular patrols.
Heading out of town this weekend? Stay alert for aggressive drivers and motorists driving under the influence during the Fourth of July holiday period, and the extra police presence deployed to handle reckless driving. The official holiday is Wednesday, but Maryland State Troopers will begin an increased traffic enforcement initiative this weekend to reduce traffic incidents statewide. Each of the 22 Maryland State Police barrack commanders will deploy special drunk driving patrols, as well as speeding and aggressive driving patrols, that will continue throughout the Fourth of July holiday. State officers also will be assigned additional traffic enforcement patrols when not responding to calls for other services. Drivers can expect …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Henry Judkins, 64, reported mechanical issues before crashing.
Maryland State Police and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster Friday morning that killed the pilot, a Derwood resident. Henry Judkins, 64, of the 7700 block of Epsilon Drive, was the only person aboard the Remos GX, a light sport aircraft, police said. Judkins was pronounced dead at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police said Judkins was one mile away from the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster when he reported mechanical issues. Witnesses saw the aircraft flying at varying altitudes before descending into a grassy area approximately 40 feet from the runway. Medical personnel tended to Jenkins awaiting the helicopter …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Police pledge amnesty for anyone who turns in cash dropped from an armored vehicle.
Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot is $290 million. On Friday morning, a driver on Interstate 270 might've found a financial windfall of another kind, Maryland State Police said. About 9 a.m. an armored vehicle traveling northbound dropped a load of cash, state police said in a news release. The U.S. currency, in various denominations up to $50 bills, is believed to have fallen from an unsecured door of the armored vehicle somewhere south of Route 109, the release said. One driver told the Associated Press that the scene looked like "a snow globe of cash." Maryland State Police Sgt. Mark Cummings told the AP that two bags containing about $5,700 in cash and coins spilled onto the roadway. State police are asking anyone who picked up any …
Monday, March 19, 2012
State police: Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, of Baltimore, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Maryland State Police advises drivers to expect a funeral procession for a fallen soldier from Baltimore that will travel Maryland interstates during Tuesday morning’s rush hour. The funeral procession will carry the body of Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, of Baltimore, to burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. “The funeral procession may impact the morning commute and commuters are asked to use caution when travelling alongside the procession and if possible, consider taking an alternate route to work during that time period,” a news release from state police said. Marchanti was fatally shot on Feb. 25 in Kabul, Afghanistan, during an attack on the Afghan Interior Ministry. The procession will use the Baltimore …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Police: Plan ahead, use a sober designated driver.
Maryland State Police are encouraging football fans to designate a sober driver if they plan to drink on Super Bowl Sunday. Troopers from 22 barracks around the state will specifically target drunken and aggressive driving on Sunday, the agency announced in a news release. “We must remain vigilant to maintain the safety of our motorists and for those traveling throughout Maryland,” said Col. Marcus L. Brown, superintendent of the Maryland State Police. “The aim of our extra drunk and aggressive driving patrols is to arrest those who choose to disregard the law and who endanger the lives of everyone.” Maryland State Police offered the following tips for those who are drinking: If you are hosting a party: State police advise drivers that …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Jelani Prather, 36, was off duty at the time.
Update, 11:55 p.m., Sept. 16: Maryland State Police have identified the driver who died when his car struck a fuel truck on Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon as Jelani Omar Prather, 36, of Rockville. Prather was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department's 5th District in Washington, D.C. Prather was off duty at the time of the crash, which occurred about 12:47 p.m. on the shoulder of the northbound local lanes of I-270 between the Montrose Road and Falls Road exits, according to a state police news release. According to a preliminary investigation, Antonio Donnell Lucas, 28, of Clinton, was driving a 2008 Freightliner tanker truck when he pulled on to the right shoulder to check for a possible equipment problem. Lucas returned to…