Smith extracted from truck, towed up steep hillside
A pick-up truck plunged over steep Pine Creek Hill shortly before 7 a.m.
Monday, sending two Grantsville men to Minnie Hamilton Health Care
Calhoun EMS and members of the Grantsville VFD extracted Todd Smith from
the vehicle. The truck traveled down the slope through thick brush, coming
to rest near a creek bed.
Truck stops near creek bed over steep hillside
His brother, Mikey Ball, managed to get out of the vehicle and go to
Raymond Starkey's residence to summon help. Their conditions were
unknown. Starkey said statements were made about trying to miss a
Firemen using a long rope and rescue basket pulled Smith from the valley to
the narrow hillside road, about one mile opposite the Grantsville side of the
The steep road ascends Pine Creek Hill behind the Dominion Hope office,
with access being hampered for several months by a rock slide midway up
Two ambulances from Calhoun EMS responded with two units from the
Grantsville VFD. Trooper J. B. Hunt is investigating.
Men pull rope, towing rescue basket up hill
EMS prepare to leave for hospital
Narrow road on Pine Creek Hill
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