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Carroll County : Finksburg

2 teenagers killed in crash of van

Two Carroll County teens were killed late Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Finksburg, police said yesterday.

Maryland State Police identified them as Emily M. Burke, 15, of Sykesville and Rudolfo Calderon, 14, of Finksburg. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul E. Burke, 17, Emily's brother, was driving his family's 2002 Chevrolet van north in the 4300 block of Louisville Road about 11:30 p.m. when he lost control of the van, crossed the center line and struck a tree head-on, police said.

Paul Burke was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center after receiving treatment. Alison Hird, 15, of Sykesville, the third passenger in the van, was listed in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma yesterday.

Police said Paul Burke was driving the three teens home at the time of the accident. Police said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. The cause of the crash has not been determined, although police are looking into the possibility that the driver fell asleep.

Nicole Fuller


Missing Pikesville man found dead

A Pikesville man who was reported missing last week was found dead at TownMall of Westminster early yesterday morning, according to Baltimore County police.

Ryan Spencer, 27, was reported missing Wednesday after his wife found a note that indicated he might commit suicide, police said.

Westminster police found Spencer's body but would not comment further. The cause of death will be determined by the state medical examiner.

Nicole Fuller


: Health care

Free screenings offered tomorrow

Health care providers will offer free blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, glaucoma and body-fat screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay St.

The event is part of a national campaign by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the lack of access to health care among minorities.

Health experts will be available to discuss nutrition, mental health, vascular disease, diabetes and other health-related issues.

The event, "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day," is sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical System.

Infection-control experts will also provide information about avoiding infectious diseases, organizers said.

Prince George's

: Capitol Heights

Two bodies found in hotel bathtub

The bodies of a man and a woman were found yesterday afternoon in a hotel bathtub.

Police say a worker at the Country Inn and Suites in Capitol Heights found the bodies of two adults in a bathtub filled with water.

Investigators say there were no signs of a break-in or trauma from a struggle. It was unclear how long the bodies had been in the room.

Associated Press

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