BERKELEY, Mo. — Police say a St. Louis-area utility worker hit by a stray bullet from a shooting a half block away has died. Berkeley police say 55-year-old Frank Langston, of Dellwood, died Friday. An employee of Raineri Ready Mix, Langston was delivering materials to a St. Louis sewer district project when he was hit by the bullet. He was taken to a hospital and died. Police say the bullet came from a shooting that also killed another man, 27-year-old William Dortch, of St. Ann, about a half block away from where Langston was working. Dortch was inside a car sitting at an intersection when someone began shooting into the car. Berkeley police asked St. Louis County detectives to handle the investigation.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland business owner was shot and killed Friday by one of his employees, according to police and the county medical examiner. Donald Vanhorn III, 53, died after the BTU Comfort Solutions employee shot him at the building located on Berea Road near Detroit Avenue, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Vanhorn is the company’s owner and president, according to state business records and the Better Business Bureau. BTU is a heating and cooling installation business. Vanhorn and a 50-year-old man who police described as his employee and friend were inside the building. At some point, Vanhorn pulled out a knife and the employee a gun, police said. Police do not know why both pulled out weapons. RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) –
Death reported at Raleigh County coal mine
Raleigh County, WV — The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirms a worker was killed Wednesday at a Raleigh County mine. The “fatal incident” occurred at 5:45 p.m. at the Pocahontas Coal Company’s Devils Fork 2 highwall mine. According to Samantha Smith, the victim, identified as James A. Whitlock of Smithers, WV died while performing electrical work on a highwall miner. Whitlock worked for Bundy Auger Mining, Inc. as a highwall miner operator. He was 38-years-old. Inspectors with the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training have begun their investigation. Whitlock’s death is the second fatal mining incident in West Virginia in 2018.
Electrical Conduit Goes Through Windshield, Kills Truck Driver in Pennsylvania Turnpike Tunnel
Philadelphia, PA — An electrical conduit collapsed onto a tractor-trailer that was traveling through a highway tunnel in Pennsylvania, killing the driver and causing a major traffic closure that lasted into the morning. The big rig was heading southbound through the Lehigh Tunnel of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the metal conduit from the ceiling area crashed through the vehicle’s windshield, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.