2011-01-13 / Police Reports

Tractor-Trailer Rear-Ended

A 1996 Kenworth T600 tractor-trailer pulling a heavy load along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 was rear-ended by a 2010 International Pro Stock during the early morning hours of Thursday, January 6.

John Charles Mehaffie, 41, of Halifax, Pa., was travelling in the right-hand lane at a slow rate of speed due to his heavy load, state police reported. The rear of his truck was struck at 1:45 a.m. by the International driven by Oniel Ricardo Smith, 27, of Rochester, N.Y.

Neither driver was injured, and both were wearing seat belts. Smith’s truck was removed from the Brush Creek Township accident scene by Painter’s Towing. He will be cited through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson with following too closely.

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