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Bulldozer blade claims life of 77 year old Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 February 2018 00:00

77 year-old George Young, a resident of Burrell Boom Village, passed away after being involved in a terrible accident.

Police say that at around 2:45 p.m., on Monday, January 29, they responded to reports of a traffic accident on the Hattieville Boom Road. On the scene, the officers found a black Toyota Rav 4 SUV in the middle of the road with massive damage to the driver’s side. It appeared as though the vehicle’s left side doors were ripped off.

About 300 feet away, the officers found a blue Mack Truck, which was carrying a bulldozer on its trailer.

Initial police investigation is that at around 2:30 p.m., 47 year-old Anselm Gillet, a business man of Burrell Boom, was driving his Mack Truck, and he was heading from Burrell Boom toward Hattieville. He told police that about a mile and a half past the dumpsite, he saw the Rav 4 coming in the opposite direction.

Gillett told police that before he could react, the driver of the SUV swerved into his lane. He said that he tried to slow down, and he even drifted over to the right shoulder of the road, in an attempt to prevent the accident.

Unfortunately, Young’s driver’s side clipped the blade of the bulldozer and almost tore it off completely. It is believed that George Young died at the moment of impact, or shortly afterwards.

Police say that they’ve taken a urine sample from Gillett, and he’s been issued with a notice of intended prosecution.