Truck carrying 2 horses overturns in I-95 accident

May 22, 1994|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer

A tractor-trailer hauling plate glass blew a tire yesterday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Aberdeen, then veered into a truck carrying two race horses worth $200,000, causing it to overturn in the middle of the highway, state police said.

The truck with the flat tire careened across the northbound lanes of the interstate, crossed the grass median, then crossed the southbound lanes, glancing off a van carrying a family of four before hitting a tree in the woods, police said.

The people and the horses involved in the 2:30 p.m. accident were not injured, said Trooper Daniel Peters of the JFK Barracks.

No plate glass was broken, either.

The tractor-trailer's driver, Anthony Gugliemi Jr., 57, of Hollywood, Fla., was charged with failure to drive in a single lane. The impact of the collision caused the horse van, driven by Roy Stephen Williams, 37, of Baltimore, who works for RFK Khol Horse Transportation Co., to spin around before crashing on its side.

Workers removed a side panel, and the horses stood in the overturned bay until another van came to pick them up, Trooper Peters said.

The GMC van hit by the tractor-trailer was driven by Robert Azarow, 33, of New Providence, N.J. Inside were his wife and two children.

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