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In Anne Arundel

Motorcycle driver in critical condition after running into car

MILLERSVILLE - A Severna Park man was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after an early morning motorcycle accident.

William Fletcher Christie, 43, of the 600 block of Cypress Lane, was flown to the hospital after the Harley motorcycle he was driving collided with a 1989 Ford LTD sedan shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday.

Police said Christie was traveling south on Grover Road when his motorcycle crashed into the sedan's passenger-side door, throwing him 39 feet. The driver of the sedan, Joseph Perry Wertzler, of the 700 block of Oakdale Circle in Millersville, was turning left onto his street from northbound Grover Road when the accident occurred.

In Howard County

Police investigating fatal Laurel collision

LAUREL - Howard County police are investigating a car accident that killed a 19-year-old Prince George's County man Friday afternoon.

Christopher John Smith of the 9700 block of Harbor Ave. in Glenn Dale, was pronounced dead at Laurel Regional Hospital shortly after the accident, which occurred about 4:20 p.m. on Washington Boulevard near Davis Avenue, police reported yesterday.

According to reports, Smith was driving a black 1989 Chevrolet Camaro south on Washington Boulevard when a red 1994 Ford Mustang turned onto the road from a business and crossed in front of Smith's car, causing the two cars to collide. The driver of the Mustang, Philip John Bohuslav, 20, of the 400 block of Lily Brook Court in Pasadena, refused medical treatment, police said.

In Maryland

Extended rail, limited subway service for holiday

The Mass Transit Administration will offer extended light rail service on Tuesday and limited Metro Subway and bus service for the Fourth of July holiday.

Light rail will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Metro subway from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Buses will follow the regular Sunday schedule, and paratransit service will be on a holiday schedule. There will be no commuter bus service.

MARC service will operate from Penn Station at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. One train will make all local stops on the Penn Line, arriving at Washington's Union Station at 5:25 p.m. The return trip will depart Washington at 10:45 p.m.

In Baltimore City

Baltimore men guilty in unrelated murder cases

In unrelated cases, a Baltimore man was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, and another was sentenced to 48 years in prison for killing a 23-year-old man.

A jury found Willie Lee James, 18, of the 100 block of Kenwood Ave., guilty of fatally shooting Frederick Boone, 38, of the 1300 block of Patterson Park Ave. on Sept. 8, 1999. He will be sentenced Aug. 11 before Judge Clifton J. Gordy.

In a separate case, David Alfred Gatton Sr., 21, of the 1000 block of Bristol Place was sentenced to 30 years for second-degree murder and a consecutive term of 18 years for the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime. The victim, Anthony Henson, was killed in his home in the 4200 block of Audrey Ave. on Feb. 18, 1999.

In Baltimore County

Police seeking help in identifying gunman

RANDALLSTOWN - County police seek help in identifying the person who shot and wounded an 18-year-old man Thursday outside a Randallstown home.

Edward Lee Tucker III was shot around 7:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Meadowside Drive. When officials arrived at the scene, they found Tucker, of the 9800 block of Orpin Road, lying on the ground, bleeding from several gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

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