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STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHER
EMERGENCY WORKERS lift Henry L. Miller of Fayetteville and Holden Beach to a waiting ambulance after he and his wife spent an
hour pinned inside their truck as rescuers worked to free them.
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CI993 THE BRUNSWICK WAGON
De/co M an
County's Third Highway Fatality
raytucviui; tuupic inai owns a
vacation home near Holdcn Bcach
escapcd a collision wilh a logging
truck Thursday morning shaken and
bruised only, while Sunday night a
Delco man became the third person
killed on Brunswick County road
ways so far this year.
Henry Lofton Miller, and his
wife, Doris, were southbound on
U.S. 17 about 9 a.m. Thursday in
their 1990 Chevrolet pickup when
Miller slowed and signaled his in
tent to turn left into Bill's Camper
Looking in his rear view mirror.
Miller realized that the logging truck
approaching from the rear was com
ing loo fast to slop. He attempted to
accelerate to get out of the way.
Before he could clear the roadway
ihe log truck struck Miller's truck in
the rear, spinning the pickup around
onto the right shoulder of the road,
where it landed straddling the ditch,
facing the opposite direction. The
log truck continued sliding off ihe
highway and overturned on its right
side against the pickup, spilling a
trailer-load of long pine logs on top
of the pickup.
The Millers, conscious and alert,
were pinned inside the upright vehi
cle for an hour as emergency work
ers cul the roof of the cab open us
ing the Jaws of Life. While the cab
of the truck was buried under the
cascade of logs, it was not crushed
like the rest of the truck.
"Something was holding the roof
of the cab up other than that truck,"
said Waccamaw emergency volun
teer Ron Johnston. "When we cut
the lid off the truck, they sat right
Everything went real well; every
thing fell into place. It was like
something on 911."
Among the units responding were
Shallottc and Coastline volunteer
rescue squads. North Myrtle Beach
Emergency Medical Service (EMS),
Waccamaw Fire and Rescue, Cala
bash Volunteer EMS and Brunswick
EMS, and Sunset Bcach and Cala
STAFF PHOTO BY BftENDA MOORE
THE DRIVER of this 1983 Chevrolet truck was uninjured Saturday after his vehicle ran off the road
and turned over in this canal off Stone Chimney Road.
"They're really very lucky to be
alive," said Mark Gore, chief of
Shalloite Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Gore said workers removed most
of the logs by hand, took a chain
saw and cut away the rest of the logs
on top of the cab, then cut die cab
While rescuers worked quietly
and steadily, the Millers waited.
"We were surprised they remained
as calm as they did," said Johnston.
First to be rescued from the cab
was Ho Chi Mhen, the Millers'
The Millers and Mclntyre were
treated and released from The
N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper J.H.
Kerr charged log truck driver Stef
fonza Mclntyre, 24, of Curne with
failure to reduce speed to avoid a
collision. Mclntyre was driving a
truck registered to Kirby Daughtry
of Rocky Point.
Nathan Douglas Dale, 22, of Dcl
co was killed in a single-car accident
that occurred 8.7 miles west of
Leland on Mt. Misery Road.
He was the third driver to be
killed on Brunswick County road
ways this year, according to the N.C.
Highway Patrol office in Wilm
According to the report filed by
Trooper B.C. Jones, Dale was trav
eling west on Mt. Misery Road at a
high rale of speed around 9:50 p.m.
when his 1988 Ford came around a
curve, crossed the Hood's Creek
Bridge and ran off the road on the
left shoulder and struck a tree.
The front of the car, including the
engine, was torn from the vehicle at
impact, landing near the tree. The
remainder of the vehicle passed the
tree and the driver was thrown from
Dale was transported to The
Brunswick Hospital at Supply.
Damage to the car was estimated
A Shallouc man remained in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center
Tuesday following a one-vehicle ac
cident early Saturday 3.6 miles
south of Shallotte.
Robert Eugene Causey, 32. of
Shallotte, was in good condition,
hospital spokesman Iris Baker said
Causey was traveling north on
Village Point Road about 1:30 a.m.
Saturday when his 1990 GMC truck
skidded off the right side of the road
and struck a tree, stopping at the
point of impact, according to the re
port filed by Trooper B.L. Wilkes.
Causey was pinned inside the cab
of the truck, and emergency respon
ders worked for one and a half hours
to cut open the cab and free him us
ing the Jaws of Life. He was trans
ported to The Brunswick Hospital
with serious, incapacitating injuries
and later transferred to New
Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Wilkes charged Causey with ex
ceeding a safe speed.
Damage to the truck was estimat
ed at S6.000.
Later Saturday, a Supply man es
caped injury when the 1983 Chev
rolet truck he was driving ran off the
road and overturned in a canal off
Stone Chimney Road (S.R. 1115)
seven miles east of Shallotte.
Roger Dean Maggard, 18, of
Supply, told Trooper J.V. Dove that
another vehicle ran him off the road
in the ! p.m. accident.
The truck received about SI,000
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