|A Normantown man will go on trial in Calhoun magistrate's court this month, related
to the vehicular death of Rodney D. Wagoner, 44, of Big Bend on March 24, 2002.|
Melvin H. Shaffer Jr., about 18, has been charged with negligent homicide, passing in
a no passing zone and reckless driving.
The accident was described as one of the worst head-on crashes in the county in
The jury trial is scheduled before Magistrate Rick Postalwait's court starting at 9 a.m.
on Wednesday (12/18/02).
The Shaffer truck reportedly went left of center while passing vehicles, west of Big
Bend on Route 5, striking a truck driven by Brian Wagoner, about 20, who was
critically injured. His father, a passenger, was dead on the scene.
Brian Wagoner has since recovered.
Grantsville VFD Chief Dave Johnson said his department used both Jaws of Life to
extract the victims, an unusual event.