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Driver hurt after milk truck spills on Pa. road

March 31, 2006|by DON AINES

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Lewistown, Pa., man was flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital Thursday afternoon after the milk truck he was driving crashed on the 8000 block of Brandts Church Road in St. Thomas Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Shawn D. Klinger, 36, was not wearing a seat belt and described his injuries as moderate. A York Hospital spokeswoman said Thursday night there was no information available on Klinger.

Police said Klinger was driving a tractor-trailer belonging to a Yeagertown, Pa., company east at 12:35 p.m. when the truck went off the road. Klinger tried to regain control of the truck, but it rolled onto its side, police said.

The crash left gouges in the pavement, a snapped utility pole suspended in air from its wire and the wreckage of the truck blocking the rural road. After Klinger was removed from the crumpled cab he was flown from the scene by Life Lion helicopter, St. Thomas Fire Chief Tom Bigler said.

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Keith Grove, a milk sanitarian with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said the tank trailer was about half full with the trucker's records showing it contained 20,600 pounds of milk. Some of the milk had leaked out and Grove said Thursday afternoon he was unsure whether the remainder was salvageable.

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