Two Killed in Two Separate McDowell County Accidents
McDowell County Authorities are continuing their investigating of two unrelated fatal accidents that both involved dump trucks yesterday. A construction worker at West McDowell Junior High School Road was pinned under the rear of a dump truck shortly before noon when the driver did not see the worker. The worker was pronounced dead at scene.
The Highway Patrol is also investigating a fatal accident north of Marion on US-221 North. Troopers say the victim was driving south on US 221 when a rock fell off a dump truck, went through the windshield, and struck the victim. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The Highway Patrol reported that the truck driver, Randy Arnett, works for Todd Burleson Trucking in Newland. Troopers say he will be charged with failure to secure the load. Other charges are pending the outcome of their investigation. The victim's name has not been released.