Thursday, March 27, 2008

Millville man dies when trailer hits his pickup

Millville man dies when trailer hits his pickup

by South Jersey News Online
Thursday March 27, 2008, 9:12 AM

MAURICE RIVER TWP. -- A Millville man died as the result of a freak accident after a trailer broke loose from a work truck and struck his vehicle at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Lloyd Lovell, 51, of Nabb Avenue, an off-duty corrections officer at Southern State Correctional Facility, was operating his blue 2002 Ford pickup on Route 47, at milepost 32.7, near the Dorchester Wawa, when an enclosed Comcast trailer became separated from a 2008 white Ford bucket truck that was towing it.

The truck was being driven by Douglas Whilden, 55, of Vineland.

Lovell's vehicle collided with the trailer and his vehicle came to rest on its passenger side against a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Port Elizabeth and Leesburg fire companies responded to the scene, along with the Millville Rescue Squad.

An investigation into the accident is continuing, police said. No charges have been filed in connection with the case.

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