2 still in hospital after weekend crash


Two people remained hospitalized yesterday after a three-car crash on Route 140 in the Reese area Saturday. Two others were treated and released.

State police said Suzan Chandler Banks, 49, of the 12900 block of Gores Mill Road in Reisterstown was admitted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She was in fair condition yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Evan Banks, 12, of the same address, a passenger in the 1988 Volkswagen Golf Ms. Banks was driving, was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Childrens Center. His condition was not available yesterday.

Investigators said a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice, driven by Ruby Jane Drewanz, 71, of the 2200 block of Carrollton Road, Westminster, was driving east on Route 140 and turned left at Bethel Road about 6:20 p.m. Saturday. They said her car was struck by the Volkswagen, which was westbound on Route 140.

The Volkswagen also struck a 1985 Mercedes Benz that was stopped on Bethel Road at the intersection, police said. The driver, Annie Hughes Hoff of Pikesville, was not injured.

Ms. Drewanz and her passenger, Doris Drewanz, 36, also of Carrollton Road, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment and released, police said.


* Westminster: The owner of the Classic Club Deli in the first block of E. Main St. reported someone stole the outside sign over the weekend. He estimated the loss at $1,000.

A Westminster resident told police someone dented the driver-side door of his auto while it was parked behind the main branch of the Carroll County Public Library in the first block of E. Main St. Saturday. He estimated the damage at $100.

A resident of South Church Street reported someone stole a backpack from his car Saturday while it was parked on the lot of a discount store on Englar Road. He estimated the loss at $14.

Someone damaged the paint on a car Saturday while it was parked on Mulligan Lane, police reported. The damage is estimated at $200.

A resident of Chase Street reported someone stole property worth an estimated $760 from his car while it was parked near his house Wednesday.

A resident of Mary Dell Drive told police someone stole a $550 utility trailer from his business on Airport Drive Friday.


* Reese: Firefighters from the Reese station responded to TC utility pole on fire in the 2500 block of Patapsco Road at 2:28 a.m. Sunday. They were out for 26 minutes.

* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster responded to a pole fire on Route 97 at 9:02 p.m. Saturday. They were out for 20 minutes.

* Finksburg: Reese and Gamber engines responded to a report of a house fire in the 2700 block of Lawndale Road at 6:44 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 23 minutes.

* Silver Run: Engines from Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., were dispatched to investigate smoke in a large two-story brick house in the 3800 block of Littlestown Pike at 4:53 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters determined the smoke was coming from a clogged chimney. The fire did not spread into the house and the five occupants were not injured. Units were out for 40 minutes.

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese engines investigated a fire alarm inside Cranberry Mall in the 400 block of N. Center St. at 11:37 a.m. Thursday. Units were canceled after two minutes.

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