November 6, 2012
A Middletown, Md., man was flown to the hospital after the car he was driving was struck by a dump truck and a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning on Interstate 70 at South Mountain, Maryland State Police said. Mark Jason Williams, of the 8000 block of Reno Monument Road in Middletown, was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center in Baltimore to be treated for his injuries, according to a state police news release. His condition was unavailable Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said Williams was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt east on a three-lane stretch of Interstate 70 at about 10 a.m., when a gray pickup truck traveling in the middle lane moved left toward Williams' vehicle.
October 17, 2012
Clear Spring awards snow removal bid The Clear Spring Town Council on Oct. 8 unanimously accepted a winter snow removal bid from Licking Creek Paving & Hauling in Big Pool, Md. The bid proposal includes a charge of $70 per hour for plowing and salting, $70 per hour for snow removal with a backhoe, $65 per hour for snow removal with a dump truck and $10 per hour for flaggers when necessary, according to town council minutes. Payne Contracting & Landscaping LLC in Hagerstown also submitted a bid for the contract.
October 15, 2012
Westbound Interstate 70 was closed Tuesday afternoon following a crash involving a dump truck and a sport utility vehicle, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. The accident occurred near the 32 mile marker just west of the interchange with U.S. 40 in Hagerstown. The dump truck flipped and spilled a load of asphalt, the supervisor said. State highway crews had to respond to the crash to clean up the asphalt, the supervisor said. Devin Ray Repp, 19, of Clear Spring, was driving a 2002 Ford F-350 pick-up truck and was accelerating onto westbound I-70 from the eastbound U.S. 40 ramp when he lost control of the truck, state police said.
September 10, 2012
A dump truck ran into the back of another dump truck on Sharpsburg Pike Monday afternoon, forcing authorities to close both lanes of the highway until crews could clean up dirt and stone dust that was spilled from the trucks, according to Maryland State Police. Traffic was rerouted around the accident scene in the area of Wagaman Road while crews worked at the scene. The accident was reported at 12:48 p.m. and one lane of Sharpsburg Pike remained closed at 2:30 p.m., as crews worked at the scene, according to a Washington County 911 dispatcher.
May 2, 2012
W.D. "Bill" McMillan, 84, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the VA Medical Center. Born Sept. 27, 1927, in Little Georgetown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clyde S. McMillan and Elizabeth C. Newkirk McMillan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. Bill was a self-employed farmer, loved driving his dump truck, and owner/operator of his own sawmill. He was well known in the area with local contractors. Bill is survived by his wife, Jean Royer McMillan; two daughters, Laura E. Kayda and husband, Kevin, of Carlisle, Pa., Jenny A. Everhart and husband, Doug, of Falling Waters; four grandchildren, Kevin Lee Kayda II, Stephanie Kayda, Michelle Kayda and Ethan Smith and wife, Samantha; and one sister, Evelyn Jackson and husband, Donald, of Novato, Calif.
September 30, 2011
More than 50 volunteers pulled mounds of trash from the Antietam Creek during the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance's sixth annual Rubbish Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 17. Despite high water, cool weather and occasional sprinkles, volunteers filled a dump truck with trash. They also piled metal objects in a pickup truck and collected multiple bags of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and other recyclables. Noteworthy items pulled from the creek included an automotive crankshaft and drive shaft, a mini-bike and a shopping cart basket.
August 30, 2011
A paving vehicle was involved in an accident on U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown Tuesday morning, resulting in a spill of blacktop sealant for about 100 feet along the edge of the roadway. Maugansville Fire Co. firefighters shoveled up much of the tarry substance, normally used to fill cracks in driveways or on roads, and put it in buckets following the accident that occurred just before 8 a.m. The rest of the blacktop sealant was spread over the street and would be allowed to dry, according to Capt.
August 8, 2011
Two people were injured Monday afternoon in an accident involving a dump truck and a Toyota Prius on Interstate 70 at Md. 65, Trooper Bowers of the Maryland State Police said. The 12:50 p.m. accident occurred when the driver of the dump truck, which was in the left lane of I-70 westbound, attempted to move into the right lane, Bowers said. The dump truck collided with the Prius, which ran onto the median and overturned, he said. The two people in the Prius were taken to Meritus Medical Center, Bowers said.
July 19, 2011
Dump truck collides with school bus A dump truck ran into the back of a Washington County Public Schools bus on U.S. 40 in front of Dorsey Brothers Floor & Wall Covering Tuesday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. There were no children on the bus, and there was only minor damage to the truck and the bus, police said. Two adults on the bus were taken to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Business Parkway vandalism reported The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating numerous reports of vehicles and other property along Business Parkway being spray-painted sometime Monday or Tuesday.
May 7, 2011
A road worker was injured Saturday morning when he was struck by a dump truck in a construction area near Big Pool, Maryland State Police said. The worker, Lloyd Miley Jr., 50, of Hagerstown, was taken to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries, police said in a news release. The incident happened about 9 a.m., when Miley was using a jackhammer in the construction area along the Exit 12 ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to Md. 56 (Big Pool Road), police said. The driver of the dump truck, Ray Rhinehart, 57, of Hagerstown, was backing up in the construction area and did not see Miley using the jackhammer, police said.