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(CNN) Jacqueline Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire of the same name, was involved in a car crash Friday near her home in Northern Virginia that killed an 86-year-old woman.
Mars was driving alone in her 2004 Porsche SUV when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2013 Chrysler minivan occupied by six people, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff s Office.
One of those six people, Irene Ellisor of Huntsville, Texas, died at the scene.
Authorities say she was not wearing her seat belt.
Mars, 73, was hospitalized for her injuries and is now recuperating at home, according to her personal spokesman.
This tragedy has left Jacquie filled with sorrow for the loss of life and those who were injured in the accident, said Kent Jarrell, who is not affiliated with Mars, Inc. She would like to express her deepest condolences to the families involved.
The driver of the minivan was transported to a Falls Church hospital, where she was in listed in critical condition on Monday. Her condition on Wednesday was unknown.
The sheriff s office says the remaining passengers all from Texas were all treated and discharged from area hospitals.
The commonwealth s attorney s office is reviewing the matter.
Mars and her two brothers privately own the company started by their grandfather that makes such universal sweet-tooth staples as Snickers, Milky Way, and M&M s.
Today, Mars Inc. is the largest candy company in the world.
Forbes says Jacqueline Mars has a net worth of $20.5 billion, making her the third richest woman in the country and the 15th wealthiest person in the United States.
HINCKLEY The owner of a trucking company recently listed as owing the second most unpaid tolls and fines in Illinois says he s working to pay the tolls but disputes the associated fines.
Steve s Underdog Trucking, a Hinckley-based company that hauls sand, gravel and mulch, is in court with the Illinois Tollway over $192,742 that the agency claims it is owed in unpaid tolls and fines. Now the company s president, Steven Navalany says the agency s claims could put it out of business.
I have only been running between one and four trucks during the time I have allegedly become a top tollway violator, Navalany said in a letter to the Daily Chronicle. In my mind that is impossible.
Multiple calls to the Illinois Tollway were not returned.
In August, Illinois Tollway leaders released a wall of shame list of the state s top 157 commercial tollway offenders, who the tollway says owe a combined $3.7 million in unpaid tolls and fines.
Four DeKalb County companies made the list. Among them, only Steve s Underdog Trucking is still in business, but it ranked second in the state, according to the agency.
The tollway s court case against the trucking company opened in January in DuPage County. The case has been continued each of its past three status dates and is next due in court Thursday.
Lynn Navalany, the mother of Steven Navalany and an employee of the company, says the company uses I-Pass transponders in its trucks, but that it can t be sure how the tolls went unpaid. She said the company would be happy to pay just the tolls.
I went to court and spoke with the lawyer there and she said, Call me, we can work it out, and I ve called and called, Lynn Navalany said. We re trying to get it taken care of. We ll pay the toll part.
According to the Illinois Tollway s website, unpaid tolls can mean up to $70 in fines if left unpaid, but fines and fees can be assessed for a variety of other reasons, from incorrect I-Pass mounting to I-Pass suspension.
Steve s Underdog Trucking has been in business since 2009.
I want to stay in business, but these allegations are threatening to shut me down, Steven Navalany wrote I hope that with this unfortunate publicity I did not seek, may come a resolution that allows me to pay my fair share of tolls and stay in business.
(Memphis) A Memphis man is locked up, charged with firing shots at a tow truck driver.
Eddie Jones parked in a handicap space at an apartment complex on Mendenhall, and police say when a truck driver tried to tow his car, he pulled out his gun.
Other tow truck drivers say this is nothing new.
They say the job, which is already dangerous, got even more dangerous about a year and a half ago.
I drive by myself. I have nobody with me, said Stan Nichols, a tow truck driver for Superior Automotive and Towing.
Tow truck drivers might work alone, but they often share the same stories.
I have had probably 20 something shots shot at me. Last year, I had a bullet hole through the hoodie I was wearing.
Monday night, police say a tow truck driver was dodging bullets on Mendenhall, when Jones fired six shots at him.
The tow truck driver was trying to get Jone s car out of a handicap space at the Alden Gates Apartments.
When Jones got word, police say he grabbed his gun and started firing.
The driver barely got away.
Nichols says he knows what that s like.
I almost lost my life over doing my job.
Nichols says the job s gotten more dangerous since the city passed an ordinance at the end of 2011.
It requires tow truck drivers to get authorization from the Memphis Police Department before they make a tow.
That means they must take down the cars information and call it in before they haul it away.
We should have at least a 15 minute window, said Nichols. A 15 minute window would give us enough time to get off property, be secure, be safe, call it in, and get it to our lot.
He says until those changes are made, Memphis is going to see more arrests like this and more lives in jeopardy.
Aggravated assault is all he got, Nichols said about Jones. Attempted murder is what he should get. They are not try to scare us. They are not trying to maim us. They are shooting to kill us.
While Jones is in jail on a $50,000 bond, truck drivers hope the City of Memphis and council members will consider changing the rules for their safety.
Police say the tow truck driver told Jones he could pay $45 in cash if he wanted him to put the car down.
Instead, Jones reportedly chose to grab his weapon.
WASHINGTON Tightened government regulations on the amount of hours long-haul truckers can spend on the road have been largely upheld by a federal appeals court, ending a 14-year legal fight between the industry and consumer groups.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday agreed that the federal agency in charge of motorist safety should have the discretion to administer the rules for the most part as it sees fit.
The safety-oriented provisions were criticized by the trucking and business industries as expensive and overly restrictive. Consumer groups countered the federal rules did not go far enough to ensure public safety.
But the appeals court said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s belief that its rules are just right should be respected.
Our decision today brings to an end much of the permanent warfare surrounding the HOS (hours-of-service) rules, said the three-judge panel. Though FMCSA won the day not on the strengths of its rulemaking prowess, but through an artless war of attrition, the controversies of this round are ended.
Some of the rules being challenged went into effect July 1, and include:
- Limiting the maximum average work week for truckers to 70 hours, from the previous 82.
- Allowing drivers who reach the 70-hour limit to resume only after a mandatory rest for 34 consecutive hours. That includes at least two nights to help fatigued truckers to get their body clocks restored
- Requiring a 30-minute off-duty break during the first eight hours of a shift.
The final rules adopted in 2011 kept in place the current 11-hour daily driving limit and 14-hour total work day, which was criticized by consumer groups as potentially unsafe to other drivers.
The judges in their Friday decision said the highly technical matters are best left to the agency to tackle.
These fatigue-fighting rules for truck drivers were carefully crafted based on years of scientific research and unprecedented stakeholder outreach, said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. The result is a fair and balanced approach that will result in an estimated $280 million in savings from fewer large truck crashes and $470 million in savings from improved driver health. Most importantly, it will save lives.
The case is American Trucking Association v. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (12-1092).
New federal regulations cut down on the number of hours truck drivers can spend on the road. The rules are meant to increase safety, but a couple of area trucking companies and their drivers are concerned.
The new law, put into place on July 1st by the US Department of Transportation reduces the maximum work week to 70 hours, down from 82. This comes out to a maximum of 14 hours of work each day, 11 of which can be spent driving. Drivers who reach the maximum are required to rest for 34 consecutive hours, which must include two nights between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. Also included in the new law, drivers must take a half hour break after the first 8 hours of work.
The goal of the program is to prevent driver fatigue, and reduce trucking accidents.
Zach Meiborg, Owner and Operations manager of Meiborg Trucking company says, “We have no interest in over dispatching our drivers. We have a safe and compliant company but we feel that the regulations are over burdensome in our industry. “
Meiborg adds, the changes will be bad for business. “I anticipate each of our trucks to probably lose about 12 hours of productivity per week.”
He already sees his drivers frustrated by the regulations. “We have a driver oh his way back from Jacksonville, Florida, to Rockford, Illinois. He will run out of hours at Bloomington, Illinois. The law indicates that truck will have to stop in Bloomington. Where is the driver going to get better sleep? At home in bed with his wife? Or on the road sitting in Bloomington recapturing his hours?”
Jeff Wilmarth, President of Silver Arrow, another local trucking company, says these changes effect his business similarly. “We’ll probably have to add 5 to 8 % more equipment, more drivers,” he predicts.
Wilmarth explains, these additional trucks on the roads will service the same number of clients, passing the cost of doing business on to the consumer.
Trucking companies could face severe fines up to $11,000 if they allow their drivers to exceed the new limits. The drivers themselves could be fined too, nearly $3,000.
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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three occupants suffered only minor injuries.
It happened about 7 p.m. Thursday on the north section of the four-lane Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon, about 60 miles north of Seattle and 40 miles south of the Canada border, and disrupted travel in both directions.
The Washington State Patrol said the truck the driver works for Mullen Trucking in Alberta. The tractor-trailer, which was marked as an oversize load, was hauling a housing for drilling equipment Vancouver, Wash., when the top right front corner of the load struck several trusses on the north end of the bridge, the patrol said.
The driver, William Scott, of Spruce Grove, Alberta, near Edmonton, voluntarily gave a blood sample for an alcohol test and was not arrested.
Initially, it wasn t clear if the bridge just gave way on its own. But at an overnight news conference, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste blamed it on the too-tall load. The vertical clearance from the roadway to the beam is 14.6 feet.
The truck made it off the bridge and the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Two other vehicles went into the water about 25 feet below as the structure crumbled. Three people were rescued and were recovering Friday.
The trucking company said it received a state-issued permit to carry its oversized load across the bridge.
Ed Scherbinski, vice president of Mullen Trucking, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Washington state Department of Transportation had approved of the company s plan to drive a piece of drilling equipment along Interstate 5 to Vancouver, Wash.
He also said the company hired a local escort to help navigate the route.
Scherbinski said company officials are as bewildered as everyone else. He said he s not sure whether the Mullen Trucking vehicle was the cause of the collapse, but the driver could see the bridge falling in his rearview mirror.
Cynthia Scott, of Spruce Grove, Alberta, said she spoke with her husband moments after he saw the bridge fall into a river in his rear-view mirror. Cynthia Scott said there was a small ding in one of the front corners of the load.
Dave Chesson, a state DOT spokesman, said there were no signs leading up to the bridge warning about its clearance height.
Traffic could be affected for some time. The bridge is used by an average of 71,000 vehicles a day, so the roadblock will cause a major disruption in trade and tourism between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Washington Transportation Department has set up detours. The closest bridge nearby is mostly used for local traffic between Mount Vernon and Burlington. The department also is recommending detours using Highway 20 and Highway 9 that add tens of miles to a trip. Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible, especially over the Memorial Day weekend.
Francisco Rodriguez, of Burlington, looked at the damage Thursday evening and realized the area has lost an important transportation link.
Well, very important, I mean everybody goes through here, everybody goes to Canada, Canadian side. Myself, I drove it every day, twice a day, he said.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a big puff of dust.
I hit the brakes and we went off, Sligh told reporters from a hospital, adding he saw the water approaching you hold on as tight as you can.
Sligh and his wife were taken to Skagit Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other man was reported in stable condition at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, hospital CEO Greg Reed said.
The bridge was inspected twice last year and repairs were made, Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson said.
It s an older bridge that needs a lot of work just like a good number of bridges around the state, she said.
The National Transportation Safety Board was sending an investigative team.
Jeremiah Thomas, a volunteer firefighter, said he was driving nearby when he glimpsed something out of the corner of his eye and turned to look.
The bridge just went down, it crashed through the water, he said. It was really surreal.
Crowds of people lined the river to watch the scene unfold.
It s not something you see every day, said Jimmy O Connor, the owner of two local pizza restaurants who was driving on another bridge parallel to the one that collapsed. People were starting to crawl out of their cars.
The bridge was not classified as structurally deficient, but a Federal Highway Administration database listed it as being functionally obsolete a category meaning that the design is outdated, such as having narrow shoulders and low clearance underneath.
The bridge, which was inspected last August and November, was built in in 1955 and had a sufficiency rating of 47 out of 100 at its November 2012 inspection, Transportation Department spokesman Noel Brady said Friday. The state average is 80, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Washington state was given a C in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 infrastructure report card and a C- when it came to the state s bridges. The group said more than a quarter of Washington s 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
The bridge was 1,112 feet long and 180 feet wide, with two lanes in each direction, Brady said. There are four spans, or sections, over the water supported by piers. The span on the north side is the one that collapsed. It s a steel truss bridge, meaning it has a boxy steel frame.
The mishap was reminiscent of the August 2007 collapse of an I-35W bridge in Minneapolis that killed 13 people and injured another 145 when it buckled and fell into the Mississippi River during rush-hour.
Sligh was thankful.
His wife was doing OK and he had lots of cuts, he said. You re kind of pinching yourself and realize you re lucky to be alive.
Baker reported from Olympia, Wash. Associated Press writers Chris Grygiel in Seattle and Terry Tang in Phoenix also contributed to this report.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A 25-year-old man was killed on Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a truck.
The Warwick Police Department responded to the scene on Main Avenue just before 9 a.m. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The diver of the truck, Sal Biscardi of Warwick, was not injured.
The initial investigation showed that the motorcycle was traveling on Main Avenue and the truck was leaving the Shell Gas station when the crash happened.
The was no passenger on the motorcycle, and police believe the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.
Investigators interviewed the truck driver as well as some witnesses. Police say at this time they do not believe that speed or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Police are not releasing the identity of the victim until the family has been notified.
Any person with information about the crash is asked to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at (401)468-4343.