Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson
The driver of a J and J Refuse garbage truck was cited Tuesday afternoon after he struck and took off the front end of a FedEx delivery truck. Michael A. Hawkins, 38, First Street, Hanoverton, was coming down a hill southbound on state Route 164 while Robert P. Bowman, 60, of Niles, was backing the FedEx truck into a driveway. According to highway patrol trooper Brian Kavanagh, Hawkins attempted unsuccessfully to get past the front of FedEx truck and struck it in the front bumper from the side. Hawkins was cited for assured clear distance. Neither driver was injured.