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Posted at 5:57 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Road worker killed in Forestville accident

By Mike McPhate

A road worker was killed in a construction zone accident near the Beltway in Forestville early Thursday, authorities said.

William Davis, 27, of Bryantown, Md., died after he was crushed between two dump trucks on northbound Pennsylvania Avenue/Route 4 about 12:30 a.m., Maryland State Police said.

Davis was standing on the step to the driver side seat of a dump truck parked in the first lane trying to retrieve an item from the cab, authorities said. Another dump truck then backed into the vehicle, wedging him behind the door.

Davis was transported to a shock trauma center in Prince George’s County where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident.

Davis was working as a subcontractor for the state on a paving project.

Authorities closed northbound lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue overnight while investigating the scene. All lanes had reopened by the start of the morning rush.

-- Mike McPhate

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By Mike McPhate  | July 15, 2010; 5:57 AM ET
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Jim, Sorry to hear but Your friend should contact a Personal Injury Lawyer for a free consultation, here is a good one that I know wish she feels better soon

Posted by: nelsonjoe15 | July 15, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

this is sum stupid crap that should NEVER HAPPEN how does one truck driver back into another at 1230 am ? Was his lights off ? Rest in peace my friend while you leave the others to live in vein of the world that has gone to crap because of George fing Bush !!!

Posted by: terryreece | July 15, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 15, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a very painful and gruesome way to go.

Posted by: ericroks | July 15, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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