NEW PORTLAND, Maine A 57-year-old Massachusetts man was killed Friday evening when the snowmobile he was driving was struck by a truck on Route 27. Robert J. Peavey of Gloucester, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a media release from Chief Deputy Dale P.
Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff s Department. An initial investigation into the crash determined that Peavey, operating a 2003 Rotax 600 Ski-Doo, left a snowmobile trail and attempted to cross Route 27 in front of a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck headed south on Route 27. The driver of the truck, Leroy Hiscock, 69, of Livermore Falls, was unable to stop and struck the snowmobile, according to Lancaster.
Hiscock was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for unspecified injuries. His sole passenger, a 7-year-old boy, was not injured. One of two dogs in the truck was killed in the crash.
The snowmobile was totaled and the pickup truck had extensive front-end damage.
The investigation continues, according to Lancaster, and the Maine State Police will reconstruct the crash.
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Students of Community Secondary School, Nkalagu,Ebonyi, on Friday, protested the killing of two of their colleagues by a truck driver on the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protest disrupted vehicular movement on the busy road for over three hours. The students barricaded the road with logs of wood, empty drums, bags of sand and set bonfires which made motorists to park their vehicles for fear of being destroyed.
The students, who chanted songs, called on the authorities to prosecute the driver of the truck and check the incessant loss of lives on the road. A source, who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, alleged that the truck driver, who was on his way to Abakaliki from Enugu, was on high speed when he hit the both female students. The school is situated close to the road.
The truck also injured two other students who are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state, the source said. Mr Ikechukwu Ogbu, (PDP Ishiellu North) and Chairman, Committee on Information in the state House of Assembly, expressed regret at the death of the two students. He, however, said that normalcy had returned to the area.
The students were going home after dismissal when the incident occurred; most of the students use the pedestrian walkway on the road. Mr Chris Anyanwu, Ebonyi Police Command Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and death of the two students. He said that officers were mobilised to the scene to control the situation.
He said: the quick intervention of the police is to forestall the hijack of the protest by hoodlums who may use it for ulterior motives.
Our officers would be stationed at the scene on a 24-hour basis because the road links Ebonyi with Cross River and Cameroun; so movement on it should not be disrupted, Anyanwu said.
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Updated: February 25, 2014 Serious delays at the Port of Virginia have drawn the attention and ire of truck drivers and officials alike. Approximately 50 drivers met Saturday, Feb.
22, 2014, in Norfolk to call for changes, and the Port of Virginia last week announced the formation of a motor carrier task force to address the problems. We re here because we re absolutely fed up with the issues that are crippling the industry that we once enjoyed, said George Berry at Saturday s meeting.
Berry is a local owner-operator who organized and moderated the event. He indicated that if drivers do not feel like their needs are being addressed, they will strike. The Port of Virginia, for its part, is paying attention.
The director of terminal services for Virginia International Terminals attended the meeting Saturday to hear the drivers concerns. The port is also establishing a task force to suggest improvements for the port operations. The task force will include motor carriers, service providers, the International Longshoremen s Association, ocean carriers, shippers, and U.S.
Customs and Border Protection.
Some of the issues it plans to focus on include safety, reducing turn times, cutting wait time at the gates and chassis availability.
Tractor-trailers can weigh over 20 times more than a standard sedan, so when a truck driver loses control, every driver in the nearby vicinity is in danger. Once a tractor-trailer gains momentum, it is very difficult to safely bring it to a stop. New Jersey drivers are especially at risk during the winter season when the road is covered in a thin layer of ice and it is difficult to stop a tractor-trailer without spinning out of control.
According to a recent report by the New Haven Register , a van full of students was involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near mile-marker 60.5 in Robbinsville, New Jersey at approximately 12:35 a.m. on February 10. The group of students was returning to Harvard University after attending an academic competition in Virginia the previous weekend.
The students were riding north in a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van. The driver attempted to change lanes, but could not control the vehicle, which crossed through multiple lanes before striking the guardrail. The impact bounced the van back onto the road where it collided with a large tractor-trailer.
A second tractor-trailer truck was working its way up the road as the van bounced off the first tractor-trailer truck. In order the avoid the van, the second tractor-trailer swerved out of the way but lost control and collided with the first tractor-trailer. A 20-year-old passenger of the van was launched through the window of the vehicle and died upon impact with the road.
Emergency crews arrived and escorted the rest of the van s passengers to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment. The accident remains under investigation by New Jersey police. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident involving a tractor-trailer, our Middlesex County injury lawyers can help.
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Jason White picked up the 3rd last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Series career in Friday s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway when his #93 Drinkagame.com Chevrolet lost the engine after 45 of the race s 100 laps. The finish was White s first Truck Series last-place finish since Bristol in the summer of 2010, eighty races ago. Rain canceled qualifying, so White started 31st in the 36-truck field.
He turned in the 33rd-fastest speed in the first practice, 24th in the second, and 25th in the third. White had driven RSS Racing s #93 in the 2013 running of the Daytona event, but came home 30th following a multi-truck crash. In the race, French rookie Michel Disdier trailed the field early following an unscheduled stop due to a passenger side window that came loose on his Bobby Dotter-owned #07.
He was still running laps down to the field when White slowed in the middle of turn three. White made it to pit road without bringing out a caution, but after the crew looked under the hood, his day was done. The rest of the Bottom Five included four of the sixteen trucks involved in a grinding accident on Lap 75: Chris Cockrum in Mike Harmon s #75, Tyler Young in the #02, Brian Ickler in his first Truck Series start since 2011, and Joey Coulter for Gallagher Motorsports, a new team making the move from the ARCA series.
White s teammate Ryan Sieg finished 11th after starting 12th in the #39.
LASTCAR STATISTICS *This was the first last-place finish for both White and the #93 in a Truck Series race at Daytona. *The 45 laps completed by White are the most ever completed by a Truck Series last-place finisher at Daytona, beating Boston Reid s old record of 41 in 2006.
THE BOTTOM FIVE 36) #93-Jason White / 45 laps / engine 35) #74-Chris Cockrum / 73 laps / crash 34) #02-Tyler Young / 73 laps / crash 33) #7-Brian Ickler / 73 laps / crash 32) #21-Joey Coulter / 73 laps / crash LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER S CHAMPIONSHIP 1st) Jason White (1) LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER S CHAMPIONSHIP 1st) #93-RSS Racing (1) LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER S CHAMPIONSHIP 1st) Chevrolet (1)
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Don t miss this truck show! Owner-Operator Independent Driver s Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 40th birthday in style. On Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS will be celebrating with drivers, truck enthusiasts and families enjoying the festivities.
There will literally be something for everyone, with concerts, contests, informative seminars and health screenings going on all weekend. See what s hot and who s got the best ride in the Truck Beauty Contest. If you ve got a sweet ride, join the contest.
If older trucks are more your style, you ll enjoy the dozens of antique trucks presented by the American Truck Historical Society. Concert Schedule will include Lindsay Lawler, Rock Paper Scissors, Kansas, Doghouse Daddies Band, Leland Martin, Liverpool: A Tribute to the Beatles, and Seven Bridges Road: Eagles Tribute Band. See schedule http://ooidatruckshow.com/entertainment-schedule.asp Lindsey Lawler is in the middle of her TCA Truck Stop Tour promoting the Highway Angel program; with 8 more stops scheduled in addition the truck show.
Bring your pets and enter the Pet and Owner Look-Alike Contest. Photos will be taken throughout the day on Friday and on Saturday morning. Voting will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.
The Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host the Pet Oasis and contest. Saturday will include carnival games, face painting, inflatables and a bounce house in the Kids Zone for children of all ages. Tickets are 75 cents each or 30 for $20.
There will be fun games for the adults too including the Lugnut Toss, Creeper Pull, Conventional Concentration and Trucking Trivia. Cabela s is also setting up a BB gun range. The Texting Treasure Hunt will have a grand prizewinner of $500.
Safety demonstrations and brake tests will be held in the Truckers for Safety area. The Kansas Highway Patrol will have a rollover simulator. The Kansas Motor Carriers Association touch a truck will appeal to non-drivers, and a blind zone demonstration will promote safe driving around big rigs.
On Friday FMCSA, Administrator Anne Ferro will be guest speaking and assisting in handing out OOIDA s Safe Driver Awards. ( Photo Source: www.ooidatruckshow.com )
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20, 2014, 12:06 p.m. A Ruffsdale woman lost control of her car and crashed head-on into a pickup truck along Route 981 in South Huntingdon in the early morning darkness on Thursday, killing her and her 2-year-old son, authorities said. Jillian Marie Trayter, 31, and Calin Harvey Trayter died at the scene, according to Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal.
Don Neville, who lives near the crash scene in Reagantown, tried to assist the mother and child. Neither one could be helped at that point. The mother was out on the ground, face-down. (The boy) was properly (restrained) in a car seat.
He was still in the vehicle, Neville said. He was not responding. If he had been, I would have taken him into the house to get warm, he said.
A passing nurse stopped and asked if she could help. She came back crying, he said. Facebook photos show Trayter and her husband, Justin Trayter, doting on their son.
In some snapshots, the tow-headed boy grins in a high chair, wears oversize sunglasses, sports bunny ears and shows off Steelers-print pajamas. On Wednesday, Trayter had posted an expression she wanted to paint on a wall in Calin’s room: With a butterfly kiss and a ladybug hug, sleep tight, little one, like a bug in a rug. Family members could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
Trayter graduated from Yough High School in 2000, according to her Facebook page. She and Justin Trayter married in 2004, county records show. Trayter had worked at UPS in New Stanton as a part-time packaging operations sorter for 13 years, corporate spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said.
She worked a twilight (shift). She was not on the job at the time of the accident. It is very sad.
She certainly had a long service with us, Rosenberg said. Both victims died of blunt-force injuries to the head and neck, Hribal said. Though the temperature was below freezing, weather did not appear to be a factor in the accident, he said.
State police said Trayter lost control of her car at 6:50 a.m. near Mann’s Road and traveled into the oncoming lane. It struck the front of a pickup truck driven by Matthew Pravlik, 29, of Ruffsdale, then hit the trailer he was towing.
Neville, 66, said he was watching the news when he heard the crash. There are always deer getting hit out here. Then I heard all these cars start to stop.
I went outside and saw the car what was left of it, he said. Neville said Pravlik was on the phone with 911. He was trying to tell them where he was.
It was pitch dark, he said. The truck driver was shaken up but did not appear to be seriously injured, Neville said. He kept saying, There was nothing I could do’ and I tried to get out of the way.’ There is no place to pull over, Neville said.
Pravlik was taken to Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant for treatment of minor injuries, police said. The investigation is continuing, but no charges are expected to be filed, police spokeswoman Stefani Plume said. Autopsies are not planned, but standard toxicology tests will be performed on Jillian Trayter, Hribal said.
Neville said the accident was the worst he’s seen in the 37 years he’s lived in the community. This is a bad stretch of road. There is a blind hill and blind curve, he said.
Neville said he didn’t know Trayter. I’m a veteran, and this is still hard, he said. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCauley Funeral Home in West Newton.
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