Friday, August 8, 2008

BOAT CLOGS I-275 Loose Trailer

BOAT CLOGS I-275.(News)

POLICE -- A large boat being towed by an SUV broke loose from its trailer on eastbound Interstate 275 in Northern Kentucky Friday night and landed on the interstate, clogging traffic for nearly two hours.

Taylor Mill police said nobody was injured in the 8:14 p.m. accident that happened just west of the Licking River. Police said something appeared to happen to a wheel of the SUV, causing it to lose control and jar loose the 24-foot Bayliner it was hauling.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Woman killed when car collides with trailer

Woman killed when car collides with trailer

VERNAL -- An accident involving a runaway trailer Tuesday claimed the life of a Roosevelt woman and seriously injured her husband.

Ed Richman, 75, and his wife Betty, 70, were traveling westbound on U.S. 40 just outside of Vernal in the area known as "the twists" when their vehicle rounded a corner directly into the path of a box- shaped trailer that had become disconnected from a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck.

The Richmans were taken by medical helicopter to the University of Utah. Betty Richman later died. Ed Richman sustained head injuries and was listed in stable condition Wednesday.

The pickup truck was driven by William Lindsay, 48, Vernal.

According to investigating UHP trooper Craig Young, the trailer became disconnected and crossed into oncoming traffic. The Richman vehicle struck the trailer and continued westbound until it ran into a hillside.

The accident remains under investigation.