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5 die in copter crash;
3 said to be local

Five people died over the weekend in a helicopter crash in Pennsylvania, and three were reportedly from the Washington area, authorities said.

The crash apparently occurred Saturday evening, but wreckage was not found in the Noxen area of northeastern Pennsylvania until Sunday, according to news reports.

Thomas Kukuchka, the Wyoming County, Pa., coroner, said late Sunday that the identities of the victims were being withheld pending efforts to reach the victims’ families.

He said two of those on board were from Ellicott City, and one was from Leesburg.

— Martin Weil

Police arrest manin Clinton shooting

A 19-year-old Clinton man was arrested in an alleged drive-by shooting early Saturday that left an 18-year-old dead, Prince George’s County police said.

Darryl Sherwood Adamson Jr. of Sir Woodburn Way was arrested at his home and charged with first-degree murder for the slaying of Darius Trey Turner of Brandywine, police said Sunday.

Turner was shot as he was standing in a parking lot in the 6300 block of Coventry Way, along Branch Avenue near Joint Base Andrews, in Clinton. Police said a car approached Turner and a passenger opened fire. Turner later died at a hospital.

Police are seeking information on the car, a dark-colored four-door sedan with dark tinted windows.

Travina Renee Salmond, Turner’s mother, said her son was in the parking lot after attending a party with friends.

“They were just teenagers hanging out,” she said.

Salmond said her son worked as an accounting manager and was saving money so he could attend computer school. She described him as “good-hearted.”

“Everybody loved him,” she said. “He had a lot of friends.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

— Trishula Patel

MARC Camden Linefaces delays Monday

Travel on the MARC Camden Line will be delayed by 15 to 30 minutes Monday after a freight train derailed Sunday on tracks in Baltimore used by the line, the Maryland Transit Administration said.

The MTA said Sunday night that one track running past the derailment site would be available Monday morning, making it possible to operate a full schedule on the Camden Line, which runs between Baltimore and D.C.

MTA said delays could be avoided by using the Penn Line.

In the derailment, eight cars of a CSX train of more than 100 cars left the tracks about 10:15 a.m. Sunday, CSX officials said. No injuries were reported, and no hazardous materials were involved, according to the railroad.

More information on the schedule can be found at

— Trishula Patel


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