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1 dead, 3 injured in Md. vehicle crash


FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person is dead and three people are injured after a vehicle accident on Harmony Road late Saturday night, Frederick County Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's office previously reported the accident happening on Friday.

Frederick County Sheriff's Office responded to Harmony Road in the area of Coxey Brown Road around 11:50 p.m. Saturday for a vehicle accident.

Investigation showed that a vehicle, driven by Richard Thomas Lewis, 24, of Mt. Airy, Md. was going northbound on Harmony Road when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

The vehicle left the road and hit several trees, flipped over several times and then finally came to a halt in a field.

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Md. pedestrian struck by vehicle critically injured


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle Sunday morning on southbound Rt. 15 close to South Seaton Avenue in Frederick, Maryland State Police said.

A 2009 Nissan Sentra was going southbound on Rt. 15 in lane two and hit a person who was walking in the travel portion of Rt. 15, police said. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition, according to authorities.

The crash remains under investigation.

Rt. 15 was shutdown for a short time while authorities removed the vehicle and investigated, police said.


NTSB investigates deadly mid-air collision in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene of Thursday's mid-air collision near the Frederick Municipal Airport involving a helicopter and a small plane. The crash killed all three on the helicopter and injured two others in the plane.

Federal investigators say there were no distress calls from either aircraft before the collision, and so far, there is no evidence that there were maintenance issues.

"Any time there are fatalities involved, it's a terrible, terrible tragedy. And the reason we're here is to determine what happened and try to prevent it from happening again," said NTSB Investigator Brian Rayner.

3 arrested in Frederick strong arm robbery


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people were arrested in connection with a strong arm robbery that happened in Frederick, Md. on October 15, Frederick Police Department said.

The robbery happened around 1:52 a.m. in front of the Giant Eagle located at 1305 W Seventh Street Frederick, Md., authorities said.

Upon responding to the robbery, officers found a victim in front of the store with injuries, authorities said. The victim was injured during a physical altercation, police said. The three suspects assaulted, who he knew, robbed and assaulted him, authorities said.

Authorities were able to identify the three suspects involved in the incident. Two of the three suspects are juvenile males, police said. The third person, a man, was identified as Govine Ikim Diggs,19, of Frederick, Md.

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Thefts from vehicles in Frederick under investigation


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in the Frederick and New Market area that happened over the weekend.

The incidents happened during the day and overnight between October 17 and October 19, the sheriff's office said.

The suspects broke into the vehicles through windows, however several of the vehicles were left unlocked, according to the sheriff's office.

The thefts happened on Buckeystown Pike, Tami Court and Poultyney Place. Cash, credit cards, wallets, electronic device and keys were among the items stolen, the sheriff's office said.

Citizens are encouraged to lock their vehicles, park in well lit areas and remove valuables, especially if they can be seen. Citizens should also report suspicious activity immediately to their local law enforcement agency.

FOUND: Owen Galesa Fuste, 17, Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 17-year-old from Frederick, Md. He is safe and was not injured, police said.

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Frederick Police Department is searching for a missing 17-year-old teenager from Frederick, Md., who was last seen Saturday morning.

Owen Galesa Fuste, 17, was last seen sometime Friday night. Officers learned Fuste left his home in the 300 block of W College Terrace sometime overnight and traveled by foot in an unknown direction, authorities said.

Fuste is described as a white male, with brown hair, dark color eyes, about 5'6'' tall, and weighs around 128 pounds.

FOUND: 16-year-old Frederick girl


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a 16-year-old girl who had been missing from Frederick

Police located Jeivhan Diamond Santiago in good health and returned her to her family on Friday.

Santiago is described as a Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. Santiago is about 5'5" tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and white sweater and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department's Communications Section at 301-600-2100. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department's Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).