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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A road maintenance worker died Monday morning after he fell from the back of a West Virginia Department of Highways dump truck south of Berkeley Springs, according to West Virginia State Police and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Robert Fleece Jr. apparently struck his head after falling from the truck on Honey Crest Drive off Winchester Grade Road, according to Trooper H.D. Heil and DOT spokesman Brent Walker. Fleece was one of three workers who were on a stand in the rear of the truck, which was spreading gravel on freshly tarred pavement about 8:20 a.m., police said.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
Rescue workers are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on U.S. 34 in Boonsboro, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.   The accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 34 and Warrior Boulevard, according to the supervisor. The roadway has not been closed to traffic. Further details were not immediately available.
BREAKINGNEWS
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.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 17, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com A Hancock-area resident has asked town officials to take lie detector tests after a bid he submitted to the town to buy a used dump truck was lost. Members of the Town Council said they weren't interested in taking the tests but apologized for the lost bid. Acting on permission from Town Manager Larry Logan, Robert Diehl in December submitted the bid for $5,100 a day after the deadline for bids, Diehl and town officials said. Logan was not at Town Hall to accept the bid, so Diehl gave it to Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage, who was in the building, Diehl said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | June 19, 2004
WILLIAMSPORT - A dump truck flipped over on its side near GST AutoLeather's Clear Spring Road plant on Friday afternoon after the driver accidentally drove off the edge of the road, a Maryland State Police trooper said. The truck was on Bottom Road, stopped several yards before the stop sign at the intersection with Clear Spring Road, when it tipped over and knocked down part of a chain-link fence around GST AutoLeather's parking lot around 1:30 p.m., according to Trooper First Class Rob Embly and the driver.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 20, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man whose dump truck crashed into several cars last summer, killing three people, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on three counts of DUI causing death, two counts of DUI causing injury and several misdemeanor traffic offenses. Brian William Strobridge, 38, of Thatcher Road in Martinsburg, could now face a jury trial. Strobridge was charged in connection with the July 10, 2002, wreck along W.Va. 9 East, in which three people were killed: 51-year-old Marian Rao of Martinsburg; 17-year-old Terry Lee Walker Jr. of Leetown, W.Va.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man charged with triggering a traffic accident that killed three people last summer will not stand trial next week as had been planned, because a crucial witness is a National Guardsman stationed in Baghdad. Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said Monday morning that she petitioned to have the witness released from his military obligation, but the request was denied. Military officials may not have realized how important the witness - Public Service Commission Officer John Skaggs - is to the case, she said.
NEWS
May 28, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- The driver of a dump truck was found dead inside the vehicle Thursday morning after it crossed the center line on Md. 34 near Sharpsburg and struck a guardrail, according to a Maryland State Police press release. George Henry Plessinger, 57, of Needmore, Pa., was beyond life-saving efforts and the cause of death apparently was the result of a medical condition, troopers said. Plessinger was found slumped over the passenger seat in the Ford 9000 dump truck, and damage to the vehicle and the guardrail was consistent with a low-speed collision, troopers said.
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NEWS
August 15, 2013
Rescue workers are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on U.S. 34 in Boonsboro, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.   The accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 34 and Warrior Boulevard, according to the supervisor. The roadway has not been closed to traffic. Further details were not immediately available.
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BREAKINGNEWS
July 8, 2013
Eastbound Interstate 70 near the boundary between Washington and Frederick counties was closed for about 45 minutes Monday morning after a dump truck sideswiped a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the road, according to Maryland State Police. The disabled tractor-trailer, which was being driven by Lynn Gardner Dennis, 60, and hauling an oversized load, became disabled and stopped on the right shoulder, police said. The 1998 Mitsubishi dump truck, being driven by John Enciu, 63, struck the tractor-trailer at about 8:35 a.m. as he was attempting to pass the rig, police said.
NEWS
June 2, 2013
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning on U.S. 340 in Charles Town, according to a news release from the Charles Town Police Department. Lester Pete Snider, 82, was flown by helicopter to a medical facility in Fairfax, Va., where he was pronounced dead, police said. The accident was reported Friday at 11:14 a.m. on northbound U.S. 340 between Somerset Village and Marlowe roads, police said. Snider was traveling in the left lane and was passing a dump truck driven by Wayne C. Barrow, 30, of Inwood, W.Va., said Sgt. Jim Knott of the Charles Town Police Department.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BREAKINGNEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | 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.
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