Garbage Truck Accident in PA

Sanitation Truck Involved In Deadly Accident

BUTLER TWP., Pa. -- Police have not revealed the identity of the person killed in a deadly accident in Butler Township on Friday afternoon.

Investigators said a sanitation truck was traveling eastbound along McCalmont Road near the railroad crossing.

The vehicle was negotiating a curve and rolled over. Three people were inside.

One man died, and two others were seriously injured and were flown to local hospitals.

No word on their conditions.

From WPXI

Truck Accident on I-77

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. - An accident on Interstate 77 North in Surry County leaves a Florida man dead.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday near mile marker 83 and involved a pick-up truck and a tractor trailer. The victim, a 26 year old male, was driving the pick-up truck and has not yet been identified.

The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where his condition is stable.

The accident is still under investigation by North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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NC Tractor Trailer Accident

North Carolina Truck Accident

A collision between a tractor trailer and a compact car at the intersection of N.C. 10 and N.C. 16 claimed three lives Wednesday.

Five people were traveling in a Suzuki Aero when it ran the red light on N.C. 10 eastbound and was crushed by an oncoming semi headed south on N.C. 16 about 11:45 a.m., said the investigating officer, Trooper S.R. Lineberger.

The impact killed driver Joyce White, 56, and passengers Ruby Leatherman, 66, and Cody Storey, 11, Lineberger said.

Isaiah Trivette, 10, and Tyler Trivette, 12, were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition at press time.

Paul Brown, 63, of Gastonia, was at the wheel of the Hagan Kennington Oil Co. truck. He was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center.

The jackknifed truck, which was transporting 55-gallon drums of oil, rested atop N.C. 16's concrete median just south of the N.C. 10 intersection.

More than 15 emergency vehicles with lights responded to the scene. A cold, steady rain fell as state troopers worked amid the wreckage and groceries strewn across the road as they took the measurements necessary to reconstruct the accident.

It was unclear if the weather contributed to the accident, Lineberger said.

The traffic signals at the intersection were flashing yellow for vehicles on N.C. 16 and red for those on N.C. 10 as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

Lineberger said a power outage in the area Wednesday morning had caused the signals to reset and flash. He said the signals were flashing at the time of the accident.

Tomatoes, cans of biscuits, sliced cheese and other groceries surrounded the red Suzuki Aero behind the blue tarp erected to shield the victims from onlookers.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the occupants of the Suzuki were returning home after a shopping trip to Honey's IGA supermarket in Newton.

Ken Carpenter of the Newton Fire Department said the accident and the deaths had been hard on his fellow firefighters.

"Any time there are children involved, it makes it a lot more serious," he said. "It makes you want to call home."

N.C. 16 was closed and traffic was rerouted from about 11:45 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m.

From Hickory Daily Record

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