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Monday, April 9, 2012

Logging Truck Accident

 

Logging truck involved Chester in hit-and-run crash

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Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a logging truck they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Mountain Gap Road in Chester County, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder. Details of the crash are not yet available, but one of the drivers was taken to Piedmont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Elder said they are looking for an empty logging truck with a red trailer. The condition of the truck’s driver is unknown.

Troopers are on scene.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/04/09/3881328/logging-truck-involved-chester.html#storylink=cpy

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Crash with injuries

 

Crash with injuries reported on I-77 at Carowinds

 

A crash with injuries has been reported on Interstate 77 northbound at Carowinds Boulevard.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol's website.

Information was not available from the Highway Patrol on the Easter holiday.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/04/08/3879240/crash-with-injuries-reported-on.html#storylink=cpy

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Crash with injuries

 

Crash with injuries reported on I-77 at Carowinds

 

A crash with injuries has been reported on Interstate 77 northbound at Carowinds Boulevard.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol's website.

Information was not available from the Highway Patrol on the Easter holiday.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/04/08/3879240/crash-with-injuries-reported-on.html#storylink=cpy

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DUI Arrests

 

Dozens arrested at St. Patrick’s checkpoints in York Co., Lancaster

 - nsmith@heraldonline.com

 

The Highway Patrol made more than 20 driving and drug-related arrests over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in York and Lancaster counties.  (Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie).

From 9 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday, the Highway Patrol and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office paired up at four license checkpoints, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the Highway Patrol.

Officers made two driving under the influence arrests, three drug arrests and two arrests for possession of alcohol by minors. They also issued six open container violations, he said.

In York County, a joint task force between the Highway Patrol, York County Sheriff’s Office and police in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, York and Winthrop University resulted in 11 driving under the influence arrests.

At the checkpoint on S.C. 322 and S.C. 274 in York County from 11 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, officers also had three drug arrests and two driving under suspension arrests as well as one open container violation.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/20/3832610/dozens-arrested-at-st-patricks.html#storylink=cpy

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Automobile Accidental Death

 

Richburg man, 23, dies in Chester Co. crash

The Herald

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A Richburg man died in a two-car crash Sunday in Chester County.

The crash occurred just after noon on Mountain Gap Road, about eight miles south of Richburg, said Bryan McDougald with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The 23-year-old man was turning left out onto the roadway from a private drive in his 1999 4-door Hyundai when he and another driver collided, he said. The other driver, a 24-year-old Great Falls man, was traveling north on the road in a 2004 Dodge pick-up.

The victim, whose name was not available, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced at the scene, McDougald said. Speed is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.

No charges are expected.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/18/3828744/fatal-crash-reported-in-chester.html#storylink=cpy

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Plane Crash

 

Pilot was doing aerobatics in plane before Chester Co. crash

 - The Herald

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Paul Mikos, 72, was doing aerobatics in his plane in the Chester/Lancaster County area Thursday when the engine cut out during a loop.

But that’s typical, the Rock Hill pilot explained.

As he reaches the top of a loop, the plane’s engine stops because of the inverted fuel system. The propeller keeps spinning, so as the pilot completes the loop, the engine restarts.

It usually works, he said.

“Except once, which was today,” he said Thursday evening, less than three hours after the plane crashed into a field in Chester County, just off of S.C. 9 and Mount Arant Road near Richburg.

Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3:30 p.m., said Chester County Emergency Management Director Eddie Murphy. Mikos was the only one on the plane and was not hurt.

The crash did not cause a fire in the field either, he added.

“If he hadn’t had one bad ditch, he probably wouldn’t have had any damage,” Murphy said.

Mikos, who is originally from New York, moved to Rock Hill five years ago and built the plane himself, a Murphy renegade painted to resemble a World War I plane, in 2001. He’s been flying that model since 2005, but has been regularly flying planes since 1959, when he joined a Flying Club while in the U.S. Army.

“It’s fun,” he said of flying, pointing to pictures of different planes on his office wall.

Mikos keeps the plane at a hangar at the Lancaster County Airport and flies several times a week. Thursday was just like any one of those days.

Until he hit a loop at 3,000 feet and realized the engine wasn’t cutting back on.

“I tried restarting it by diving the plane,” he said. “It just wouldn’t do it.”

Mikos then began looking for an open field or some kind of flat ground to land on. He said he wasn’t scared.

“A plane can glide even when the engine is off,” he explained. “I found open fields... When I got down close to the ground, the field seemed smooth, but as I was getting to it I saw a ditch.”

The bottom of the plane was torn off, but everything else seemed fine. Mikos said strong safety harnesses kept him strapped down, and he didn’t notice any fuel leaking. His plane had an emergency locator beacon, which alerted 911.

“I walked to the highway, a guy picked me up in his car and took me to the airport,” he said. "On the way, I saw an ambulance going by.”

He said knew the ambulance was going to the site of the crash.

Mikos lost his glasses in the crash.

“I didn’t even realize I’d lost them until I was in the car introducing myself,” he said.

Without a plane, Mikos said he wouldn’t be flying for awhile –– to the relief of his wife, Bonnie, who was very upset at the news.

“He’s going to watch grass grow,” she said. “I told him that’s all he can do now.”


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/16/3823468/emergency-crews-respond-to-plane.html#storylink=cpy

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Killed in Car Crash

 

Ohio man killed in York County crash on I-77

 - jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

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A man traveling through York County was killed after the vehicle he was riding in veered off the right side of Interstate 77 and struck several trees, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The victim died at the scene. No other information about him was available this afternoon.

The driver of the 2005 Mazda, Vincent A. Donofrio, 20, of Ohio, was heading north on I-77 near exit 73 when the accident occurred at 11:41 a.m., Elder said. It is unclear whether Donofrio or the passenger were searing seat belts.

Donofrio was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte, Elder said. His condition was unknown this afternoon.

The crash closed the right lane of traffic on I-77.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/16/3825801/rock-hill-crash-slows-traffic.html#storylink=cpy

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Automobile Crash

 

S.C. 5 traffic stalled after crash

 - The Herald

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Traffic on S.C. 5 in York County near Bowater is backed up both ways because of a crash. Drivers should expect delays.

At least one vehicle had crashed into a tree, according to witnesses at the scene.

The wreck, which was reported just before 8 a.m., is just after the bridges toward Lancaster, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol website.

Several troopers and investigators are on the scene.

It was not immediately clear what type of injuries were involved.

Check back for more details.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/14/3818705/sc-5-traffic-stalled-after-crash.html#storylink=cpy

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Car Accident

 

Woman, 74, dies in Rock Hill crash

 - The Herald

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Rock Hill Police are still investigating an accident from Monday evening in which a 74-year-old woman died.

Lt. Brad Redfearn confirmed the fatality around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The department's STAR team was on scene investigating.

On Tuesday morning, Redfearn said the team is still trying to determine what happened, but the crash is being investigated as an accident.

 
 
 
 
 
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Preliminary findings have determined she was the driver of the pick-up truck, he said. The STAR team is still trying to determine how the woman became pinned beneath the vehicle.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said late Monday officials are still trying to track down the woman's family. She said the woman died at the scene.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/13/3813986/1-dead-in-rock-hill-crash.html#storylink=cpy

 

 


Monday, March 12, 2012

Vicious Dog Attack...

 

Vicious dog attacks Fort Mill woman's dog during walk

 - nsmith@heraldonline.com

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York County Animal Control seized a vicious dog last week after it allegedly attacked another dog.

A 26-year-old Fort Mill woman was walking her dog down Willowbrook Drive Wednesday morning when another dog attacked them, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report. Two neighbors helped pull the dog off of the woman's dog.

The dog who attacked the woman's dog had blood around its mouth when deputies arrived, the report states. A deputy was able to follow the dog and detain him until Animal Control arrived and took control of it.

Deputies believe the dog belongs to another neighbor on the same road, but couldn't locate them at the time of the report, the report states. Charges are pending, as the dog was in violation of the county's leash ordinance.

The woman took her dog to the vet and found it suffered injuries to its tail and back area, according to the report. It is expected to live.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/11/3810774/vicious-dog-attacks-fort-mill.html#storylink=cpy

 

 


Monday, March 12, 2012

Moped Crash

 

Victim in deadly York Co. moped crash identified

 - nsmith@heraldonline.com

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The victim of a York County moped crash from late last month who died in a Charlotte hospital recently has been identified.

Wilbert Lemaire, 56, of Charlotte died at Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte on Thursday as a result of the crash, officials say.

The crash occurred on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

Lemaire was riding his 2009 Piag moped down S.C. Highway 557, about two miles north of Clover, when he lost control and spilled into the roadway, Elder said. He was air-lifted to the hospital.

Lemaire was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

There have been three fatal accidents on Highway 557 since Dec. 2010.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/11/3810633/victim-in-deadly-york-co-moped.html#storylink=cpy

 

 




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