Man Killed as Truck Carrying Radioactive Materials Crashes on Arizona
One man was killed and another was critically injured when a tractor-trailer
carrying low-level radioactive items rolled over on Interstate 40 in northern
Arizona, when it rear-ended another vehicle.
Jasper Brown, 55, of Conway, Missouri, was killed in the accident and
Tim Harig, 25, of Springfield, Missouri was critically injured. Both men
were traveling in the tractor trailer. Harig was taken to the Kingman
Regional Medical Center for his injuries.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman, Officer Tim Mason, said
the accident was not threatening to public health.
The truck was carrying protective clothing, towels, tools and other items
used in processing radioactive material. The items, which contained low
levels of radioactive solid metal oxide, were to continue their journey
from California to Pennsylvania, Mason said.