Cumberland Times-News

July 3, 2014

Couple injured in crash with bear - 07/04

Cumberland Times-News

— OAKLAND — A Westminster couple was injured Tuesday when they were thrown from their motorcycle after striking a bear on Herrington Manor Road, according to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.

William Wantz, 59, and Debra Wantz, 58, were both taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries following the 11:15 a.m. crash.

Police said William Wantz was operating a 2007 Harley-Davidson with Debra Wantz as a passenger when the bear entered the southbound lane. Wantz was unable to avoid striking the 75-pound bear, which was killed.

Southern Garrett Rescue Squad and Oakland Volunteer Fire Department responded.