West Virginia

Terrance A. Gober II Killed Garbage Truck Accident in Beckley, WV

January 2, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Terrance A. Gober II
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Beckley Police
Vehicles Involved
Garbage Truck, Passenger Car
Galleria Plaza
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Garbage truck failed driving with lifts in downward position to yield and stuck Jeep

What Happened

Area authorities released the name of the man killed in a garbage truck accident in Beckley, WV on January 2nd, 2019. 35-year-old Terrance A. Gober II was killed when his vehicle was struck by a garbage truck driven by 40-year-old Jacob Wayne Johnson. Police say Johnson was driving the truck with the lifts in the downward position and failed to yield to Gober in the Galleria Plaza area. EMS officials pronounced Gober dead at the hospital. Johnson was charged with negligent homicide for his role in the accident.

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