6 remain in hospital with injuries from 3-car crash Accident blocked Route 27 for hour CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


Six people injured Wednesday in a three-car crash on Route 27 at Old Manchester Road remained in area hospitals yesterday.

Five of the injured, including two children who were in one of the cars, were taken to trauma centers in Baltimore for treatment. All five were trapped in the vehicles.

Heidi Tesch, 36, of Hanover, Pa., the driver of a 1983 Subaru that was struck by both the other cars, was reported in fair and stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Robert Colwell, 55, of Westminster, who was flown to the center in a state police helicopter with Mrs. Tesch, also remained in fair and stable condition.

Romaine Schnauble, 67, of Westminster, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital and later transferred to Shock Trauma. She was listed in fair and stable condition yesterday, according to a spokeswoman.

Magin Ann Tesch, 6, and Amber Grace Tesch, 11, who were flown to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center, were in good condition yesterday, a spokeswoman said.

Tara Danielle Tesch, 9, was in stable condition at Carroll County General Hospital

State police said that Mrs. Tesch drove onto Route 27 from Old Manchester Road into the path of a southbound 1980 Plymouth Volare driven by Ms. Schnauble about 5:50 p.m. The impact knocked Mrs. Tesch's Subaru into the path of a 1990 Dodge operated by Robert Colwell that was northbound on Route 27.

Mrs. Tesch's vehicle was pushed back onto Old Manchester Road.

Rescue workers had to cut the top off the Subaru to get the injured out, police said.

Homeward-bound rush hour traffic on Route 27 was blocked for almost an hour while the injured were removed and placed in two helicopters.

Charges are pending, said Trooper Van Stitcher, who is investigating the accident.

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