Trucker charged in crash fatal to Taneytown men

August 12, 1994

A Virginia truck driver has been charged in a three-vehicle accident that killed a Taneytown father and son Tuesday, West Virginia state police said.

James Lord, 44, of Roanoke was charged Wednesday with failure to maintain control of his vehicle, Sgt. Sid Sponaugle said.

Police said Mr. Lord's tractor-trailer rear-ended a car on U.S. 340 near Charles Town, W.Va., on Tuesday. The car then rear-ended a pickup truck, which was propelled onto the median.

Killed were Delbert Eaton Jr., 47, and Delbert Eaton Sr., 72, who were in the car. Mr. Lord wasn't injured.

Five other people were treated for minor injuries at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town and released.

Mr. Lord's truck was checked and found to be in proper working condition, Sergeant Sponaugle said.


* Taneytown: A Taneytown resident told state police that horse equipment and tools valued at $4,140 were stolen about 10 a.m. Wednesday from a barn in the 5100 block of Harney Road.


* Union Bridge: Engines from Union Bridge and New Windsor responded to a house fire in the 9500 block of Keys Chapel Road at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for an hour and 45 minutes.

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