03 - 08 - 2013 Blair Co. crash causes spill of waste into a marsh
ANTIS TOWNSHIP, Blair County â Seventeen tons of processed human waste were strewn into a marsh in Blair County early Wednesday when a driver of a truck carrying the cargo veered off Bellwood Avenue, struck a ditch and flipped the rig onto its side. Todd Keith, 27, of Tyrone, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Altoona Hospital after the 6 am accident. The Mack truck, which was heading south on Bellwood Avenue near Forshey Lane, slid on the snow-covered road and crossed into the northbound lane before flipping onto its side. The Department of Environmental Protection was on the scene to supervise cleanup. Charges in connection with driving at an unsafe speed for accidents involving overturned vehicles are pending against Keith.