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1 dead in fatal dump truck crash on I-195, police say 2

1 dead in fatal dump truck crash on I-195, police say

MILLSTONE [1] A man died Saturday morning after he lost control of the dump truck he was driving, causing it to overturn, police said. Charles Markley, 50, of Gloucester Township, was traveling eastbound on I-195 when he lost control of the vehicle at milepost 15.2, Sgt. Jeff Flynn of the state police said. The three-axel dump truck veered off the roadway and overturned in the center median, which caused Markley to become entrapped, Flynn said. State Police responded to the scene at 10:35 a.m. where Markley was pronounced dead, he said. The accident resulted in partial lane closures for three hours. State Police are still investigating the fatal accident, including what led the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Fausto Giovanny Pinto may be reached at fpinto@njadvancemedia.com . Follow him on Twitter @FGPreporting . Find NJ.com on Facebook . [2] [3] [4] References ^ MILLSTONE (www.nj.com) ^ fpinto@njadvancemedia.com (www.nj.com) ^ @FGPreporting (twitter.com) ^ Facebook (www.facebook.com)

Police/Fire: Injured woman carried from woods 0

Police/Fire: Injured woman carried from woods

ROCKPORT After more than hour and a half, an injured woman was transported from the woods off Squam Road in Rockport and taken to the hospital. Police received a 911 call from the woman at 5:47 p.m., and went to look for her in the woods. A dispatcher could be heard on the police scanner realying information from the woman about her whereabouts to searchers. At one point she told the dispatcher she could hear the rescuers getting near her. Her location was not accessible by cruiser or ambulance, so a crew from the Forest Fire Department went in and carried her to a point where she could be put in the bed of a pickup truck. The truck transported her to the end of Squam Road, where she and the rescuers were met by an ambulance crew. She was then transported at 7:30 p.m. to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester for treatment of her injuries. Times staffers Two crashes, one taken to hospital A pair of accidents within 20 minutes around Gloucester s Flanagan Square intersection Tuesday afternoon led to one person being transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital and two vehicles being towed from the scene. According to police reports, which were still being completed as of Wednesday, the first accident involved two cars at the portion of the square where Main Street meets Rogers at 1:56 p.m. There were no reports of injuries in that collision, but a second crash then occurred when a driver came upon the intersection at 2:16 and struck a tow truck that was on the scene from the first crash. The driver of that car was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital, and that vehicle was also towed from the scene. The reports did not indicate that any charges had been filed, but the accidents were still under investigation, according to police. Ray Lamont In other news taken from the logs of Cape Ann s police and fire departments: GLOUCESTER Wednesday, Sept. 14 12:39 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the Intershell plant in Blackburn Industrial Park. A check of the building found it to be secure. Tuesday, Sept. 13 8:15 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at a house on Brier Road. Police found no signs of wrongful entry and the building to be secure. 6:28 p.m.: Officers responded again for a well-being check on a person at the Rose Baker Senior Center, but found that the person was fine. 11:38 a.m.: A caller reported that a man was urinating outside the Rose Baker Senior Center on Manuel F. Lewis Street and throwing up on the building, but the man had left the scene when officers arrived. Story continues below video ROCKPORT Tuesday, Sept. 13 9:57 p.m. : Motor vehicle stopped on Broadway and driver given verbal warning for having a bad inspection sticker and a headlight out. 3:36 p.m. : A driver was stopped on Mount Pleasant Street and given a verbal warning for texting while driving. 11:59 a.m. : A medical call from a South Street residence resulted in a male being transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. ESSEX Tuesday, Sept. 13 7:03 p.m. : A motorcyclist was reported to being operating erratically on John Wise Avenue, and crossing the double yellow line to pass a driver. An officer caught up with cyclist on Main Street, where he was observed to be following the car in front of him too closely. The biker then crossed the double line to pass the driver, the officer said. The cyclist was pulled over on Eastern Avenue near Schooners Market and cited for illegal passing and following another vehicle too closely. 5:19 p.m. : A patrolman using radar to check the speeds of cars on John Wise Avenue noticed a car riding another car s bumper. The officer then saw the driver had neither hand on the steering wheel, but was instead using both to text on her phone. After a traffic stop, the woman was cited for texting while driving and following too closely. 3:07 p.m. : A caller reported that an Eastern Avenue business had a hung a flag that was hanging over traffic in the roadway, and that school buses could not pass underneath. Police spoke to the business owner who said she would adjust the flag to solve the problem. 1:48 p.m. : A woman was transported by ambulance from Lake View Road to Beverly Hospital. 1:03 p.m. : A bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital after being in an accident with a motor vehicle on Main Street near the Fin & Feather shop. The driver said a dog was running in and out of traffic. When the driver turned right, the bike came in content with the vehicle. The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed yet. 9:51 a.m. : A Ralston Drive resident reported another person s dog bit his pet while he was walking it on Conomo Point. Animal control is handling the case. MANCHESTER Tuesday, Sept. 13 9:39 p.m. : A motor vehicle was stopped for defective equipment. Police are seeking a court summons against the driver for driving on a revoked license. 4:51 p.m. : A caller reported being targeted by the so-called IRS scam in which a caller poses as a representative of the Internal Revenue Service and claims the agency is demanding immediate payment of back taxes. Police told the reporting person not to give any such callers any personal or financial information. Officers have noted that the IRS does not contact residents or try to collect any money by phone. Medical calls : The Fire Department s ambulance corps transported to Beverly Hospital a patient each from Pleasant Street at 8:43 a.m. and from School Street at 10:36 a.m., as well patients at 12:59 and 2:38 p.m.

Monroe student hit by car while walking to bus stop 0

Monroe student hit by car while walking to bus stop

MONROE TWP. [1] A 9-year-old middle school student is hospitalized after he was struck by a car Tuesday morning, a township school official confirmed. The fifth-grader was crossing Main Street near Eldridge Avenue around 7:30 a.m. when he was hit by the vehicle, Monroe Superintendent Charles Earling reported. The child was transported to Kennedy University Hospital with a leg fracture and then airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, Earling said. “We are waiting to hear back from his parents with an update on his condition,” he said. The student was walking to his bus stop at the time at the accident, Earling said. The driver of the car, a Lincoln MKZ, stopped at the scene. The driver does not face charges, police said. The police account of the incident stated that the student was waiting for his bus when he began walking in the roadway “for an unknown reason.” The youth stepped in front of the vehicle, which could not stop in time, police said. Student waiting for bus clipped by passing truck [2] Counselors were on hand at the middle school for any students who needed to speak with someone about the incident. School officials constantly stress the importance of safety when crossing streets and waiting for school buses, Earling noted. “Safety is our number one goal in all of our schools,” he said. “We take it seriously.” This was the second accident involving students in Gloucester County in the last week. A Delsea Regional High School student was struck by the mirror of a passing truck [3] as she waited at her bus stop last Tuesday, the first day of school in that district. The 14-year-old suffered a minor shoulder injury, police said. The driver was issued motor vehicle summonses. Matt Gray may be reached at mgray@njadvancemedia.com [4] . Follow him on Twitter @MattGraySJT [5] . Find the South Jersey Times on Facebook [6] . References ^ MONROE TWP. (nj.com) ^ Student waiting for bus clipped by passing truck (www.nj.com) ^ student was struck by the mirror of a passing truck (www.nj.com) ^ mgray@njadvancemedia.com (www.nj.com) ^ @MattGraySJT (twitter.com) ^ South Jersey Times on Facebook (www.facebook.com)