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One killed, one injured in collision

February 05, 1999

HANCOCK - Two tractor-trailers, one transporting dinosaur bones and the other carrying glass, collided on Interstate 70 northeast of Hancock on Thursday night, killing one driver and tying up traffic for six hours.

William Y. McCall Jr., 25, of Lakewood, N.J., was westbound about a half mile from the Pennsylvania border at 9:10 p.m. when he ran off the left side of the road, hit a guardrail, continued into the median and then onto the opposite lanes, running into an eastbound truck driven by Harry Douglas Atkinson, 46, of Danville, Va., according to Maryland State Police.

McCall was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Trooper 1st Class Robert Fraley. McCall was not wearing a seat belt, Fraley said.

Atkinson was treated for minor injuries at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and released.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and had to be towed from the scene along with their cargo.

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The dinosaur bones were being transferred from one museum to another, police said. No further details were available on their origin, destination or condition after the accident.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg rerouted traffic for six hours until both trucks were cleared from the scene.

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