Tractor-trailer flips on I-695 driver unhurt

August 20, 1998|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Sun researcher Leigh Poitinger contributed to this article.

A tractor-trailer overturned on a Baltimore Beltway ramp to Interstate 83 yesterday, strewing sheets of plywood across the road and snarling morning traffic for nearly six hours.

The truck driver was charged in the single-vehicle accident and taken before a court commissioner after he refused to sign the citation, Maryland State Police said. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred at 5: 35 a.m. one year and a day after a gasoline tanker truck crashed on the same ramp -- from I-695 east to I-83 north -- and burned, killing its driver.

Jerry Lee Kennedy, 44, of the 1500 block of Crawford Road in Rock Hill, S.C., was the only occupant of the truck. He was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, police said.

Kennedy was charged with negligent driving, failure to carry a trucking logbook and failure to sign the traffic citation. The truck, carrying plywood, is owned by Ploof Truck Lines of Jacksonville, Fla., according to state police.

Pub Date: 8/20/98

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