Monthly Archive: December 2014

Man Accused of Hitting Girlfriend With Truck 3 Times Arrested 0

Man Accused of Hitting Girlfriend With Truck 3 Times Arrested

James Crudup was charged with attempted murder after investigators said he struck his girlfriend with his car three times at a Hess Gas Station in Toms River. The victim is recovering and is expected to be OK. (Published Monday, Dec 29, 2014) A New Jersey man who allegedly choked his girlfriend before striking her with his pick-up truck, pinning her between the vehicle and a gas pump was arrested Sunday night. Police charged James Crudup, 44, of Toms River, with attempted murder after he brutally attacked his 35-year-old girlfriend at a Hess Gas station early Sunday morning, police said.

Crudup was apprehended around 7 p.m. Crudup and the woman pulled into the gas station on Route 37 East in Toms River around 12:30 a.m., exited the pick-up truck and began arguing, authorities said. The verbal fight escalated to physical violence within moments as the man threw his girlfriend to the ground and began choking her, officials said.

The woman was able to free herself and began running toward the gas pumps as he returned to his truck and began driving towards her, investigators said. A station attendant tried to push the woman out of the way, but it was too late. Crudup struck his girlfriend, pinning her between his truck’s bumper and the gas pump, before backing up and driving at her for a second time, running over her legs as she remained on the ground, police said.

Her boyfriend backed up and struck her with his truck a third time, before speeding away from the scene, authorities said. The suspect was last seen heading west on Route 37, police said. Medics rushed the woman to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Officials said her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Officials have not yet revealed Crudup’s bail information.

Cyclist killed in crash was riding with large group 0

Cyclist killed in crash was riding with large group

The California Highway Patrol has released more details about a deadly crash this morning between a truck and a bicyclist on a road in Contra Costa County, east of San Ramon. The bicyclist killed in the collision, reported around 9:45 a.m., was part of a group of about 50 to 60 people cycling on eastbound Highland Road, less than a mile west of Carneal Road. The collision occurred in an area east of San Ramon and north of Livermore.

UPDATE 12/29 Cyclist killed in crash identified as high school vice principal. The bicyclist was a 40-year-old Dublin man. He was riding a Specialized bicycle and wearing a helmet, according to the CHP.

The man s name has not yet been released. The cyclist was traveling at the back of the pack and likely to avoid a crash between at least two bicyclists at the front of the group he crossed over onto the other side of the road, according to the CHP. The man, who may have lost control of the bicycle, was then ejected off the bike and landed on the westbound road.

A truck driver, a 56-year-old Livermore man, driving a 2001 Peterbilt truck, saw ahead of him the bicyclists at the front of the pack crash and veered to avoid them. That is when he struck the bicyclist who was in the roadway, along with his bicycle. Many cyclists tried to help the struck man, but emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Another person suffered major injuries and a third bicyclist suffered minor injuries, CHP officials said. The truck driver was not injured, according to the CHP. He was wearing a seatbelt during the incident.

Highland Road was closed for three hours after the crash.

Drug or alcohol use is not suspected as factors in the crash, according to the CHP.

Log truck kills Sequim man near Sedro-Woolley 0

Log truck kills Sequim man near Sedro-Woolley

A 56-year-old Sequim man was killed on a logging road east of Sedro-Woolley early Tuesday morning. image credit: Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol A logging truck driver from Sequim was run over and killed by his own truck Tuesday morning on a logging road east of Sedro-Woolley, the Washington State Patrol reported early Tuesday, Dec.

30. A state patrol report notes that Richard G.

Rector, a 56-year-old man from Sequim, was driving a 2007 Peterbilt tractor and hauling a 1955 log utility trailer. Rector stopped the vehicle to check the front brakes, but the brakes released and Rector was dragged underneath the vehicle. State patrol trooper Mark Francis said the incident happened just before 6 a.m.

north of Hamilton in Skagit County.

No one else was hurt in the accident, according to the state patrol.