Drilling truck flips on Tanners Ridge after working on county’s new radio tower

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Tanners Ridge wreck 11_11_21

~ PVN staff report

STANLEY, Nov. 12 — Stanley Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Fire Department was called for a single-vehicle accident on Tanners Ridge Road [yesterday] about three miles southeast of Stanley.

Chief Pettit reported that when firefighters arrived on the scene a large drilling truck was on its side blocking the road. The truck is owned by Keller Company of Woodstock, and the driver was from Strasburg. Chief Pettit stated that the driver was transported to Page Memorial Hospital by Page County EMS, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. 

Pettit stated that the brakes gave out on the truck while coming down a steep grade on Tanners Ridge. Fire units were on the scene for nearly five hours to control a small diesel fuel leak, and the Virginia Department of Transportation was called to assist with blocking the road and to check damage to the roadway.

The Virginia State Police investigated the accident.

The Woodstock-based company was working on a new tower site near the top of Tanners Ridge as part of the planned upgrade to Page County’s emergency radio system.



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