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Utility worker from Fla. killed when truck crashes

Wednesday - 7/4/2012, 1:20pm  ET

BLUEMONT, Va. - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says a utility worker from Florida who helping restore power in northern Virginia was killed when her bucket truck crashed into a semi-trailer in Bluemont.

Deputies say about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, a Freightliner bucket truck pulling a service trailer operated by 57-year-old Jacqueline Green of Milton, Fla., was traveling north on Blue Ridge Mountain Road. Authorities say the brakes developed problems and the vehicle went into the southbound lanes of the road.

Police say the truck continued downhill and into the intersection with Route 7, where it hit a semitrailer. That vehicle was pushed into a minivan.

Green was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation.

This is the 25th fatality from Friday's storms and their aftermath.


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