Rayland Man Dead After Coal Truck Overturns in Belmont County
By Kelsey Kennedy, Producer/Digital Journalist - email
A 62-year-old Rayland man was killed early Saturday morning in Belmont County when the coal truck he was driving overturned on State Route 9 near County Road 64.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Alvin Dowell, was not responsive when authorities arrived on scene. They say emergency responders from Cumberland Trail EMS administered CPR, and Dowell was taken to Wheeling Hospital.
Troopers closed down one lane of the road to clean up spilled coal for some time Saturday morning. It's unclear why Dowell's coal truck overturned.