Garbage handler crushed by truck in Severna Park

March 18, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A garbage handler died yesterday when he was crushed under the wheels of a trash truck in Severna Park, police said.

James Linkins, 25, was riding on the rear step of the truck and fell as it was backing up, police said. The backup buzzer and other safety devices were working, but the truck was taken out of service to repair bad brakes and tires, police said. The truck is owned by Superior Refuse Removal.

The state's attorney's office was reviewing the accident.

Severna Park man reports robbery near gas station

A Severna Park man told police he was robbed at gunpoint early yesterday at a Glen Burnie gas station.

Michael L. Rosseaux, 19, said he stopped at a Citgo station in the 300 block of Hospital Drive about 2 a.m., bought gas and drove to the side of the building to use a restroom.

A white compact car with a man and three women in it pulled behind him and blocked him. A man with a small black handgun got out and demanded cash.

Pub Date: 3/18/97

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