New Jersey family searching Maryland for lost dog

A New Jersey family is searching Maryland for their lost dog, which got scared in a car accident on Interstate 95 in Baltimore and jumped out of the car.

Jaclyn Tracey, of Hoboken, N.J., and her husband, Andrew, were all around Baltimore Tuesday morning, putting up posters about their missing yellow lab, Charlie. The couple was involved in a car crash Sunday afternoon on I-95 near the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

“He’s our best friend, he’s a great dog. We’ve had him for six years. Jaclyn raised him as a puppy and we had him when we got married as well,” Andrew Tracey said.

Jaclyn Tracey is seven months pregnant and, as a precaution, stayed in the hospital Sunday night. After getting out of the hospital, she and her husband have looked everywhere. They’ve even left articles of their clothing at Riverside Park near I-95, hoping the dog would get the scent and come there.

“The car started filling up with smoke so we opened the door and the dog jumped out of the car and he ran at least a mile down Interstate 95,” Jaclyn Tracey said.

Police said they saw Charlie exit the highway at South Monroe and Russell streets about 4 p.m. Sunday, the last time Charlie was seen.

The whole family is involved trying to find Charlie.

“Charlie’s a wonderful, wonderful, dog. She’s pregnant and she was so waiting for Charlie to meet this baby. We just want him returned. If anybody has him, please, please return him to my daughter,” said Beth Holland, Jaclyn Tracey’s mother.

“We got him when he was a small puppy (while we were) in college. I’m pregnant with my first child, and I was really looking forward to seeing Charlie and the baby together. He really is a part of our family and we just want to get him back safe,” Jaclyn Tracey said.

If you have any information regarding Charlie’s whereabouts, call the Traceys at 973-945-7072. 

Maryland SPCA director Tina Regester said lost animals that are brought to the shelter have a three-day hold time before they are made available for adoption. During that time, the animal is listed on its lost and found portal on the website www.mdspca.org/programs/lost-found.

Regester said anyone who finds a pet can fill out a form on the site and include a photo — it’s not just for the SPCA. Regester said anyone who sees a missing animal can then contact the owner directly, and they don’t have to bring that animal to the shelter.

People who find lost animals can submit a found report, too, so owners can check it to try to find their missing pets. If they find them, they can contact the person who has their animal directly.

Regester said the page also offers other useful tips to find lost animals.

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Maryland Car Personal Injury Attorney, Jonathan Portner, Now Offers Free Case Recovery Evaluation

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Jonathan Portner, a partner at Portner Shure, and a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Million Dollar Advocates Forum is now sharing his experience and giving back to the Maryland community by providing free case evaluations in car accident cases.

People continue to seek out attorneys and inquire as to whether they have a personal injury case, and if so, ask what is the value. Often times in other law firms these evaluations are not done by experienced injury trial attorneys. As a result, the public is often misinformed about their chances of success and case value.

In contrast, at Portner Shure, Jon Portner uses his vast experience and past results to analyze every case call. No fee is charged for running the facts of your accident claim by one of Maryland’s leading personal injury trial attorneys.

Further, if Portner Shure elects to take your case, no fee is charged until a recovery is obtained. Mr. Portner was available to make a statement: “Those who can’t afford an attorney get the opportunity to use one of our top rated lawyers since we do not charge by the hour, or require an up front retainer.”

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NTSB cites speed, inattention in crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

NTSB: Speed, inattention causes of crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

NTSB: Speed, inattention causes of crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined speed and inattention were the probable causes of a July 19, 2013, crash on the Bay Bridge that sent a car over the barrier wall and into the water. The tractor-trailer pictured above hit a car that had slowed ahead of it, sending it into the Chesapeake Bay. The driver was able to get out and was rescued with minor injuries.



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NTSB cites speed, inattention in crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

By Jack Shaum
jshaum@kibaytimes.com

My Eastern Shore, Maryland

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that “the probable cause” of the July 19, 2013, collision that sent a car over the side of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge was the failure of the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck the car to slow down and his “inattention” to the road ahead.


The driver of the car that went into the water was rescued with minor injuries.

The findings in the seven-page report, released on Wednesday, March 19, are similar to those of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State Police, which released their report on the accident in September 2013.

“The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the July 19, 2013 crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was the failure of the truck tractor driver to slow for traffic due to his inattention to the forward roadway while looking in his side view mirror,” the NTSB found. “Contributing to the crash were the truck driver’s unfamiliarity with the area and lack of knowledge that traffic routinely slows on the eastbound span of the bridge after exiting the toll plaza and before entering the leftward curve.”

It also found that “unusual collision dynamics that allowed for a passenger vehicle to be pushed over the barrier wall and into the water” were contributing factors.

The speed limit on that part of the two-lane eastbound bridge is 40 miles an hour. The NTSB determined that the truck was going 47 miles an hour at the time of the crash. The investigation also found that the car had slowed from 15 miles an hour to four miles an hour in the five seconds prior to being hit from behind.

The truck driver, Gabor Lovasz of Prince Edward Island, Canada, was charged with failure to control speed, negligent driving, driving in excess of a “reasonable and prudent speed,” and unsafe lane changing, according to court documents. In November 2013, he paid a fine of $450 in connection with the accident.

Lovasz, who is originally from Hungary, was in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker project and was driving in the United States for the first time when the accident occurred, investigators determined.

Morgan Lake of Sunderland in Calvert County was the driver of the car that went off the bridge and fell 27 feet to the water, but was able to swim to safety. Another car driven by Herbert Sutcliffe Jr. was also hit by the truck but stayed on the bridge. Neither Sutcliffe nor Lovasz was injured.

“The MdTA appreciates the thorough investigation of the July 19, 2013 crash conducted by the NTSB,” MdTA Executive Director Bruce Gartner said in a statement.

“Similar to the MdTA Police and Maryland State Police joint investigation, NTSB’s final report attributes the cause of the crash to driver inattention on the part of the commercial vehicle operator. The NTSB’s report underscores the immense responsibility of each and every driver when traveling the Bay Bridge. Please keep your eyes on the road, don’t tailgate, and put your cell phones away,” Gartner continued.

He went on to say that the MdTA is currently embarking on $500,000 worth of safety upgrades on the bridge, including a requirement that headlights be used at all times, something the NTSB noted in its report.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who requested the NTSB investigation, issued a statement following the report’s release.

“I appreciate NTSB’s independent review and knowing the Maryland Transportation Authority is taking the appropriate steps to improve the bridge’s safety in the short-term,” she said. “The report is a reminder of the areas of the bridge that require complete driver awareness. This factual data will help state officials improve the bridge’s safety for the upcoming season.”

Mikulski said the state “must remain committed to improving the safety of the bridge in the long term” and said she expects “relentless follow-through when it comes to safety.”

AAA Mid-Atlantic had also called for an NTSB investigation and said in a statement that it “commends the National Transportation Safety Board for their detailed investigation” of the accident.

The auto club also applauded the MdTA for its new safety upgrades at the bridge.

“The bridge is a critical transportation link for thousands of motorists that use the bridge each year and therefore, it is imperative that we make it as safe as possible,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Ragina Averella in the statement.

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NTSB cites speed, inattention in crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

NTSB: Speed, inattention causes of crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

NTSB: Speed, inattention causes of crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined speed and inattention were the probable causes of a July 19, 2013, crash on the Bay Bridge that sent a car over the barrier wall and into the water. The tractor-trailer pictured above hit a car that had slowed ahead of it, sending it into the Chesapeake Bay. The driver was able to get out and was rescued with minor injuries.



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NTSB cites speed, inattention in crash that sent car off Bay Bridge

By Jack Shaumjshaum@kibaytimes.com

The Star Democrat

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that “the probable cause” of the July 19, 2013, collision that sent a car over the side of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge was the failure of the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck the car to slow down and his “inattention” to the road ahead.


The driver of the car that went into the water was rescued with minor injuries.

The findings in the seven-page report, released on Wednesday, March 19, are similar to those of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State Police, which released their report on the accident in September 2013.

“The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the July 19, 2013 crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was the failure of the truck tractor driver to slow for traffic due to his inattention to the forward roadway while looking in his side view mirror,” the NTSB found. “Contributing to the crash were the truck driver’s unfamiliarity with the area and lack of knowledge that traffic routinely slows on the eastbound span of the bridge after exiting the toll plaza and before entering the leftward curve.”

It also found that “unusual collision dynamics that allowed for a passenger vehicle to be pushed over the barrier wall and into the water” were contributing factors.

The speed limit on that part of the two-lane eastbound bridge is 40 miles per hour. The NTSB determined that the truck was going 47 mph at the time of the crash. The investigation also found that the car had slowed from 15 mph to 4 mph in the five seconds before it was hit from behind.

The truck driver, Gabor Lovasz of Prince Edward Island, Canada, was charged with failure to control speed, negligent driving, driving in excess of a “reasonable and prudent speed,” and unsafe lane changing, according to court documents. In November 2013, he paid a fine of $450 in connection with the accident.

Lovasz, who is originally from Hungary, was in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker project and was driving in the United States for the first time when the accident occurred, investigators determined.

Morgan Lake of Sunderland in Calvert County was the driver of the car that went off the bridge and fell 27 feet to the water. She was able to swim to safety. Another car driven by Herbert Sutcliffe Jr. was also hit by the truck but stayed on the bridge. Neither Sutcliffe nor Lovasz was injured.

“The MdTA appreciates the thorough investigation of the July 19, 2013 crash conducted by the NTSB,” MdTA Executive Director Bruce Gartner said in a statement.

“Similar to the MdTA Police and Maryland State Police joint investigation, NTSB’s final report attributes the cause of the crash to driver inattention on the part of the commercial vehicle operator. The NTSB’s report underscores the immense responsibility of each and every driver when traveling the Bay Bridge. Please keep your eyes on the road, don’t tailgate, and put your cell phones away,” Gartner said.

He went on to say that the MdTA is currently embarking on $500,000 worth of safety upgrades on the bridge, including a requirement that headlights be used at all times, something the NTSB noted in its report.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who requested the NTSB investigation, issued a statement following the report’s release.

“I appreciate NTSB’s independent review and knowing the Maryland Transportation Authority is taking the appropriate steps to improve the bridge’s safety in the short-term,” she said. “The report is a reminder of the areas of the bridge that require complete driver awareness. This factual data will help state officials improve the bridge’s safety for the upcoming season.”

Mikulski said the state “must remain committed to improving the safety of the bridge in the long term” and said she expects “relentless follow-through when it comes to safety.”

AAA Mid-Atlantic had also called for an NTSB investigation and said in a statement that it commends the NTSB for its detailed investigation of the accident.

The auto club also applauded the MdTA for its new safety upgrades at the bridge.

“The bridge is a critical transportation link for thousands of motorists that use the bridge each year and therefore, it is imperative that we make it as safe as possible,” AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Ragina Cooper-Averella said in the statement.

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Man dies from injuries sustained from accident in Berkeley Co. – Live5News.com …

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say a 34-year-old Eutawville man died from injuries he sustained from an accident earlier this month in Berkeley County.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office says Shannon Lloyd Jones died from his injuries on Monday.

Coroner Bill Salisbury says Jones was involved in an accident on March 7 when his car was struck by a truck at the intersection of County Line Road and Highway 311. 

The accident was investigated by the coroner’s office and the SC Highway Patrol.

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Hundreds Attend Maryland Meeting on Heroin

Hundreds of parents packed into a volunteer firehouse in southern Maryland Friday night to learn about a growing statewide threat: Deaths from heroin overdoses are on the rise.

Six months ago, Terri Haffer lost her son to a heroin overdose. She’s sharing her story to save other parents from the same heartbreak.

“Just don’t pick it up and use it,” she said. “Say no, because it’ll kill you.”

Volunteer firefighter Steven Haffer, 22, started abusing painkillers after losing his girlfriend.

“His girlfriend was killed in a car accident three years ago, and he was a first-responder to the car accident,” Terri Haffer said. “He went to pills for pain, painkillers, to relieve the pain.”

Eventually, Steven Haffer got clean, but six months ago in Ocean City, Md., he overdosed on heroin. He died after 10 days in a coma.

“There was just nothing that anybody could do to keep him alive,” his mother said.

She broke down in tears as she shared her story at the first-ever drug summit in St. Mary’s County Friday night. The event was organized to alert parents to the increasing threat of pill and heroin and abuse.

Seven people died of heroin or prescription drug overdoses in St. Mary’s County last year. So far this year, three people have died after injecting heroin.

“It’s about educating parents, their children, understanding what the resources are, the treatments available, and educating people to make good choices,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said.

Haffer hopes other parents will learn the warning signs their children are using heroin.

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Hundreds Attend Maryland Meeting on Heroin

Hundreds of parents packed into a volunteer firehouse in southern Maryland Friday night to learn about a growing statewide threat: Deaths from heroin overdoses are on the rise.

Six months ago, Terri Haffer lost her son to a heroin overdose. She’s sharing her story to save other parents from the same heartbreak.

“Just don’t pick it up and use it,” she said. “Say no, because it’ll kill you.”

Volunteer firefighter Steven Haffer, 22, started abusing painkillers after losing his girlfriend.

“His girlfriend was killed in a car accident three years ago, and he was a first-responder to the car accident,” Terri Haffer said. “He went to pills for pain, painkillers, to relieve the pain.”

Eventually, Steven Haffer got clean, but six months ago in Ocean City, Md., he overdosed on heroin. He died after 10 days in a coma.

“There was just nothing that anybody could do to keep him alive,” his mother said.

She broke down in tears as she shared her story at the first-ever drug summit in St. Mary’s County Friday night. The event was organized to alert parents to the increasing threat of pill and heroin and abuse.

Seven people died of heroin or prescription drug overdoses in St. Mary’s County last year. So far this year, three people have died after injecting heroin.

“It’s about educating parents, their children, understanding what the resources are, the treatments available, and educating people to make good choices,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said.

Haffer hopes other parents will learn the warning signs their children are using heroin.

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Forest Hill woman, 49, hurt in single car crash in Dublin

A 49-year-old woman was flown to shock trauma Friday evening after a single-car accident on Ady Road in Dublin.

Dawn Christian Hoerr, of the 500 block of Chestnut Hill Road in Forest Hill, was driving a Kia station wagon south on Route 543 near Heaps School Road around 6:20 p.m., according to Cpl. John Krysiak of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.

Witnesses said the car was swerving “all over the road,” he said.

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The car went off the right shoulder, overturned and went down into a creek that was at least 30 feet off the road, Krysiak said.

“We don’t know exactly what happened,” he said, adding police suspect she may have been under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Hoerr was flown by Medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Route 543 in the Heaps School Road area was closed for nearly three hours.

Home invasion suspect crashes car, flown to local hospital

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Lawrence County Sheriff Deputies say a burglary suspect has been shot multiple times and is now at a local hospital.

According to deputies, Joseph F. Willis forced his way into a home in Lawrence County, Northeast of Knitts Hill.  

Dispatchers received a call at approximately 2:10 p.m. of a burglary in progress. Deputies say the homeowner was in the residence at the time and had a gun. He shot at Willis multiple times, hitting him in the cheek and abdomen.

According to deputies, Willis left the house and crashed his car into a ditch approximately half a mile from the home. He was airlifted to a local hospital.

Deputies say the homeowner did not know Willis.

Willis will be charged with aggravated burglary. No charges have been filed against the homeowner. 

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A home invasion suspect has been shot and is now at a local hospital.

Deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department say a man was shot by a possible homeowner during an attempted home invasion at 256 Township Road in Lawrence County, OH. 

According to deputies, the alleged suspect left the scene after being shot. He then crashed his vehicle into a ditch. 

The suspect was flown to a local hospital. 

13 News has a crew on scene. Keep clicking wowktv.com for the latest information.