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Friday, August 9, 2019


FIRST News Now
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FNN Traveler Alert (7:05PM) © Friday, August 9, 2019.

MANSFIELD, PA - Mansfield fire crews and fire police responded to a single vehicle accident shortly after 7:00PM on Friday evening, August 9, 2019, in Richmond Township.

The accident occurred near 616 Route 660 just before the Berguson farm.

Mansfield Fire Chief Jim Welch was said to have been on scene within minutes. the road was reported closed and fire police was redirecting traffic.

A tractor trailer hauling a large metal sand box ran off the road and struck the embankment with the passenger side of the truck while trying to negotiate a righthand curve. After hitting the embankment the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and ran into the ditch and struck the embankment again. The metal sandbox, which was being hauled was flipped over onto the roadway and it landed on it side spilling some of the sand across the road. The tractor trailer came to rest right-side up, but it sat sideways across the roadway and the trailer section sat off the road. The truck blocked both lanes of travel on Route 660.

Burkholder's Towing Service was requested and they responded to the scene to remove the tractor trailer and clear the road. As of 9:30PM, Mansfield fire personnel, PennDOT crews and Burkholder's Towing were said to still be on scene.

Fire personnel said to be on scene at 7:06PM.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

These "sandbox" haulers often go too fast through small towns, and on open stretches way too fast for posted speed limits. I am not surprised this occurred, and it's surprising it does not occur more frequently.