Trapped man dies

Courtesy Rappahannock CountyCourtesy Rappahannock County

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville work to free Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his Dodge truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec. 16). Witnesses said Flatwood attendant Bill Petty ran to the truck and applied the brake to stop the truck from dragging Roy, who was transported by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center. (Roy, who witnesses said appeared to have suffered mostly cuts and bruises, later died; further details were unavailable Wednesday afternoon.)