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Monday, March 11,2013

Logging truck overturns near Albany; driver rescued from cab

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Photo Credits: Joel Bissell
Photo Caption: The aftermath of a logging truck rollover just southwest of Albany. The driver was prised from the cab and taken by MedFlight to a Charleston, W.Va. hospital.

A McArthur man was transferred by air to a West Virginia hospital late Monday afternoon after the loaded logging truck he was driving rolled over just southwest of Albany.

According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol report, Gary R. Brown, 48, was driving west on Washington Street (County Road 12) when his truck veered off the road and overturned.

The Albany Fire Department, which also issued a report on the accident, said the driver was pinned in the cab, and firefighters used a hydraulic rescue tool to free him. The accident occurred about a half mile east of U.S. Rt. 50, the report said.

Brown was treated by Athens County EMS at the scene and then taken to the nearby OU airport where a landing zone was set up, the fire department report said.

The Highway Patrol reported that he was then MedFlighted by helicopter to the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va. There was no report available on Brown's condition as of Monday evening.

Firefighters remained on the scene and assisted with traffic control and then cleaned the roadway of debris, the fire department report said.


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