A Cecil County man is dead following a multi-vehicle accident in Harford County that involved a semi-trailer. The accident occurred along US Route 40 on November 20. Details of the fatal Maryland truck wreck are as follows:
Billy Joe Yingling, a 38-year-old man from Conowingo, died the morning of Wednesday, November 20 in a three-vehicle accident. Yingling was behind the wheel of a 2001 Chevrolet van when the accident occurred. He was traveling eastbound on Route 40 in Harford County shortly after 6:15 a.m.
As Yingling neared the intersection for West Shore Drive in Edgewood, he slammed into the side of a 1999 Mack truck that was attempting to turn left. His van was then struck from the rear by a 2013 Ford pickup truck. The second collision caused the van to overturn and the pickup truck to veer off the roadway.
Yingling was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Mack truck has been identified as George Vann Eley, Jr., a resident of Bel Air. He was uninjured in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck, William Anthony Brooks, did not require hospitalization either.
Maryland State Police responded to the scene of the accident, as did the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, and the Aberdeen Fire Department. Police closed down Route 40 for four hours to conduct an investigation into the accident. Their preliminary report states that alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash.
We express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Yingling in their time of grief.