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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2010
The family of a Baltimore cyclist killed last year in a collision with a tanker truck on Maryland Avenue has settled a $5 million lawsuit against the driver and his employer, the family's attorney said. John R. "Jack" Yates, 67, was riding behind the truck Aug. 4, 2009, when the vehicle made a right turn onto Lafayette Avenue in the Charles North neighborhood and Yates got caught in its rear wheels, according to city police. The Yates family settled last week with the tanker's driver and his employer, Potts & Callahan Inc., days before the lawsuit was set to go to trial on Monday, said the Yates' attorney, Steven D. Silverman.
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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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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 9, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration has postponed the planned closure of Route 1 at Conowingo Dam until Monday, Nov. 14, the agency said Wednesday, citing weather concerns. The SHA had planned to close part of Route 1 at Conowingo Dam all day Thursday in order to resurface and repair highway damage at the intersection of Routes 1 and Route 222 (Rock Spring Road) caused by a fuel tanker truck accident and spill Oct. 26. The same work will now be done Monday because inclement weather was forecast for Thursday, SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said.
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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 Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2001
A Baltimore County man was killed and traffic was snarled for hours yesterday morning when two trucks and a minivan caught fire after a series of crashes on Interstate 95 in White Marsh The accident closed the northbound lanes of I-95 between the Baltimore Beltway and the Harford County line for about eight hours as emergency officials attempted to clear twisted, charred wreckage. Eric Raymond Bates, 31, of Blue Spire Circle in Middle River, was killed when his van struck a tractor-trailer that had overturned about 4:50 a.m. after the driver lost control.
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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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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 A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 14, 2003
A 4,000-gallon tanker truck leaked corrosive chloride yesterday, shutting a heavily traveled stretch of U.S. 50 in Lanham near the Capital Beltway as hazardous-materials crews worked to clean up the spill. The driver of the truck was traveling west on U.S. 50 between Lottsford Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Prince George's County about 6 p.m. when he noticed the truck leaking ferric chloride, an acidic chemical used for wastewater treatment and etching metal. The spill triggered a Level 3 alert - the most serious hazmat response - bringing in resources across the county to contain the spill and prevent it from entering nearby streams.
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