Driver in flatbed truck accident identified

The driver of the flatbed truck who crashed Thursday morning as he was approaching Montgomery on Route 405 from the Muncy Creek Township side was Jamie Gonzalez Perez, 37, of West Palm Beach, Florida, according to state police.

He was reported in fair condition in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said Saturday night.

State police said that as Perez was about to cross a bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River about 7 a.m., he failed to negotiate a left curve, causing his load of 40,000 pounds of hot lime to shift. The rig flipped onto its right side, spilling the lime. It took at least 12 hours to clear up the spill and wreckage.

Concerning Wednesday’s crash at the Twin Hills Village on Old Cement Road in Fairfield Township, a 4-year-old boy was in the driver’s seat of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban when he accidentally hit the gear shift, causing the vehicle to roll backwards down a hill about 4 p.m., state police said.

The vehicle crossed Old Cement Road and crashed into a shed, police said. The boy was treated at Geisinger for minor injuries, police said.

Trucker Jedidiah Bickmore, 21, of Bristol, Virginia, was treated at UPMC Williamsport Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries suffered when his truck tractor struck a guardrail and overturned on Route 15 in Jackson Township about 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday, state police said.


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