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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
Buzz Melton squinted across a South Baltimore field and liked what he saw: twisted metal, oozing chemicals, 20 moaning accident victims."The only thing we're missing are famine and locusts," Melton said with gusto.Yesterday morning, more than 200 of the region's fire, police and emergency medical workers tested their skills against Melton, the master of disaster, in their 13th annual hazardous materials drill.When it was over, Melton again liked what he saw."There are some places for improvement, but overall we're tickled with the results," said the senior environmental engineer for agricultural products manufacturer FMC Corp.
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Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2011
A tanker truck containing more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline was recovered in Philadelphia this afternoon, after it was stolen from Kent County earlier this week. Kent County Sheriff John Price said the tanker was found just before 4:30 p.m. by Philadelphia police. It went missing sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning, officers said. Price said he did not immediately know whether the truck had been drained of the fuel. No suspect has been arrested. The 10-wheel truck was stolen from Alger Oil Inc., a company that services the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Harford County.
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By The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2011
A multi-vehicle crash caused significant delays on Interstate-83 near Cockeysville on Wednesday afternoon, according to the state highway administration and police. A car collided with a Jeep at about 3 p.m., flipped and became wedged underneath a tanker truck, state police Sgt. Douglas Forrester said. A picture from the scene showed a badly damaged car, but police said the driver suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. The accident closed all northbound lanes above Padonia Road for nearly two hours, though the vehicles were moved to the shoulder and traffic began moving again at about 5 p.m., police said.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2001
QUEENSTOWN - One man was killed and another was critically injured in an early-morning accident that sent a dense cloud of nitrogen vapor spewing from an overturned tanker truck and forced the closure of a 4-mile stretch of U.S. 50 for nearly 10 hours yesterday. State police and a hazardous materials response team from the Maryland Department of the Environment diverted traffic as 6,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen leaked from the tanker near the Chesapeake Outlet Center. Killed in the 5:50 a.m. crash was Archie Riley, 75, of Stevensville, the driver of a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta that collided with the tanker truck driven by Anthony I. Conway, 45, of Baltimore.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dan Fesperman and Dennis O'Brien and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Suzanne Loudermilk and Marego Athans contributed to this article | August 19, 1997
A tanker truck hauling gasoline overturned and exploded last night as it entered Interstate 83 from the Beltway, killing the driver, forcing Riderwood residents from their homes and filling North Baltimore with smoke.The truck crashed about 8 p.m. as it entered the northbound ramp of I-83 from the eastbound Inner Loop lanes of Interstate 695 near the 8200 block of Jeffers Circle in Riderwood, Baltimore County fire officials said.The driver's name was not released; no one else was hurt in the accident.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD, TOM PELTON AND GUS G. SENTEMENTES and LEM SATTERFIELD, TOM PELTON AND GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTERS | November 24, 2005
Boyor D. Chew was cruising down Interstate 95 in a tanker truck filled with thousands of gallons of gasoline early yesterday when he noticed fire leaping out the back of the vehicle. He slowed, and the flames grew higher. He sped up and wind knocked them down. What he couldn't do was pull to the side. Other drivers, he said, "must have seen the fire on the wheel, but they still wouldn't let me over." Finally, in a move that state transportation officials credit with saving lives on one of the busiest travel days of the year, Chew eased the truck to the side of the highway, just before the southbound lanes split at the Capital Beltway.
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By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | July 13, 2006
One person died and three others, including a state highway worker, were injured yesterday after a five-vehicle crash that forced the closure of the outer loop of the Beltway in Arbutus, authorities said. An elderly man was killed after his Toyota Camry was caught up in the chain-reaction crash, which ended with a sport utility vehicle turned on its side and a tanker truck sitting atop a trailer towed by a State Highway Administration truck. "I've never seen anything as gruesome as that," said Curt James, a 45-year-old employee of a lawn-treatment company who said he was working near the highway when he saw the crash.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | August 22, 2009
Baltimore police found a tanker truck they believe was involved in an accident this month that killed a 67-year-old bicyclist at a downtown intersection and have determined that John R. "Jack" Yates, who got caught in the rear wheels of the truck, was at fault in the incident. Yates, a Charles Village resident, was riding southbound behind the truck about 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 on Maryland Avenue at West Lafayette Avenue, police said. He struck the back of the vehicle and became entangled in its rear wheels as the truck made a right turn onto Lafayette, according to police.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Staff researcher Jean Packard contributed to this article | October 16, 1997
An off-duty Baltimore police officer who tried to pass a truck on the Hanover Pike -- despite a double yellow line -- caused a head-on collision that killed an Upperco woman early yesterday, Baltimore County police said.Antoinette Rupp, 49, of the 5500 block of Emory Road was dead at the scene of the accident, said county police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Novak.Officer Ralph Raymond Archibald, 36, of the 3000 block of Crown Circle in Manchester was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where a nursing spokeswoman said he was stable in serious condition last night.
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December 7, 2009
Elderly man dies in fire at Parkville apartment An elderly Parkville man died in an apartment fire Sunday morning, the Baltimore County Fire Department said. Officials withheld the victim's name, pending family notification. According to investigators, fire dispatchers received a call at 10:54 a.m. reporting the smell of smoke at 8401 Nunley Dr., in the Ridge Garden Apartment complex. Firefighters from the Parkville Fire Station found the victim, who was in his 90s, dead in his kitchen and surrounded by smoke, but very little fire.
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