As soon as I finished our first post of the day about the dangers tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles pose on our highways, I learned unfortunately of another fatal accident truck crash in the twin tiers.
The Star-Gazette, WETM-TV and WENY-TV are reporting this afternoon that a tractor-trailer has overturned at the intersection of State Route 14 and Mill Hill Road in Union Township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the Northern Tier.
The driver of the truck, 51-year-old Gary N. Jackson of Roaring Branch, Pa., was killed in the accident when his truck overturned and spun, and he was ejected, police said. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jackson’s family. WENY-TV is reporting it was a Bradford County sanitation truck.
Sadly, this accident is just another illustration of the dangers we all face on the roads, especially rural, hilly roads, in winter.
About 3,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled from the truck, according to emergency responders. PennDOT, State Police and emergency personnel were on the scene as of early this afternoon. Pennsylvania motorists can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions.
Thanks for reading.