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Update: truck driver dead in fiery 401 crash 0

Update: truck driver dead in fiery 401 crash

Provincial police say one person is dead in a fiery crash early Wednesday near Gananoque when a transport truck collided with a stationary construction vehicle on Highway 401. The OPP confirmed Wednesday afternoon the truck driver was killed in the collision. Westbound lane closures will remain in effect into Wednesday evening. Motorists are asked to follow the detours as the investigation continues. Although initial reports referred to a multi-vehicle collision, the incident in fact involved a transport truck and a stationary safety vehicle that held a flashing sign indicating the start of a construction zone, said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Sandra Barr. Police did not have details on the contents of the truck s load but it did not appear to be a flammable material, added Barr. It (fire) would have been the impact from the truck itself, said Barr. OPP technical traffic collision investigators were at the scene. There was no one inside the stationary vehicle at the time, she added.

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Trucker jailed for causing crash that killed policewoman seconds after he opened text message

A lorry driver has been jailed for causing a crash that killed a police [1] officer after a court heard he opened a text message seconds before the horror smash. Danny Warby, 28, was driving a light goods vehicle along the A141 in Cambridgeshire when it veered into oncoming traffic, Peterborough Crown Court [2] heard. It clipped an oncoming lorry and showered two cars with debris before crashing into a Renault Clio driven by Cambridgeshire Police [3] officer Sharon Garrett, 48. The married mum of two, who was on her way home from work, was pronounced dead at the scene on June 6 2014. Read More PA Detective Constable Sharon Garrett Warby, of School Road, Runcton Holme, King s Lynn, denied causing death by dangerous driving [4] but was convicted by unanimous verdict after a nine-day trial. Today was jailed for six years and banned from driving for 10 years. He had opened a text message seconds before the crash and had no hands-free kit in his lorry, said prosecutor Helen Guest. PA Warby has previous convictions for drink driving After the verdict, she revealed Warby had previous convictions for drink-driving [5] in 2011 and for using a mobile phone while driving and driving without a seatbelt. Judge Stuart Bridge said: This is a very serious offence with hugely tragic consequences and an immediate custodial sentence is inevitable. As Warby was led down to the cells when he was convicted last month, there was a shout from the public gallery of: Danny, keep your chin up, I love you boy. PA The mum of two was on her way home from work when she was killed The fatal crash happened close to RAF Wyton, near Huntingdon. Read More Warby had completed several short journeys that day in the lorry which was carrying a crane and construction materials. The final journey, which ended in the crash, totalled less than one and a half miles. Warby was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea in late 2015 and his defence lawyers argued that he had experienced a micro-sleep just before the crash. References ^ police (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Crown Court (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Cambridgeshire Police (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ dangerous driving (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ drink-driving (www.mirror.co.uk)

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man’s errant crossbow bolt 0

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man’s errant crossbow bolt

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest. Citing Autauga County Sheriff’s Office records, the Montgomery Advertiser [1] reports the unidentified delivery man was driving around noon Thursday when a crossbow bolt flew into the cab of his truck, striking him. Deputies say the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators say 55-year-old Ronald Curtis Gantt has been charged with assault in the case. Gantt told authorities he was taking part in target practice in his front yard when he shot the driver. Investigators are calling the incident an accident, but are charging Gantt due to the reckless nature of his actions. References ^ Montgomery Advertiser (www.montgomeryadvertiser.com)