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Coal truck overturns, spills load on Quincy Dock Road

By Marcus Constantino, Multimedia reporter

A coal truck overturned in Quincy on Monday morning, spilling an estimated 38 tons of coal down an embankment.

Trooper N.A. Benavides with the West Virginia State Police said the accident was called in about 7:50 a.m. The truck had just gotten off U.S. 60 when it flipped onto its right side.

“A coal truck was turning left onto Quincy Dock Road, the weight load shifted, and here we are,” said Trooper N.A. Benavides with the West Virginia State Police, pointing at the toppled truck.

Benavides said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the wreck. He was not injured and was walking around at the scene.

Workers from Quincy Dock were hand-shoveling the remaining coal from the inside of the dump truck down an embankment into the Arby’s parking lot about 9 a.m. Monday. Benavides said heavy equipment would be brought up from the dock to recover the coal, and a truck was en route to flip the truck upright.

Benavides said Quincy Dock Road would be closed at the intersection of U.S. 60 until about 9:30 a.m. when the truck was expected to be cleared from the scene.

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