Many thanks to Nevin my colleague in the USA for this recent newspaper February 24, 2012
3-Vehicle Crash Kills Man In Burgettstown Sidney Dewayne Cumpston Dies In Main Street Accident Burgettstown Pa. — A Burgettstown man was killed in a three-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Main Street.
State police identified the victim as Sidney Dewayne Cumpston, 50. The crash happened at about 7 a.m. Cumpston’s northbound pickup truck was trying to pass a car near the Erie Street intersection, police said. The other car had stopped for a third car that was turning left in front of it. Cumpston’s vehicle hit the rear driver-side area of the stopped car and continued into the oncoming lane, where it collided with the third car, police said. The driver of the third car was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the second car was not injured, police said. Cumpston was not wearing a seat belt, police said
A further piece stated that he was from Smith Township State Road (Route 18), Slovan.
Crash kills Smith driver By Kathie O. Warco Staff writer
A Smith Township man was killed Friday morning and a West Virginia man injured in a three-vehicle, head-on crash on Main Street (Route 18) near Erie Street in Burgettstown.
Sidney Dewayne Cumpston, 50, of Smith Township State Road (Route 18), Slovan, was pronounced dead at the scene by Washington County Coroner Tim Warco. The coroner ruled his death accidental. Cumpston was not wearing a seat belt.
State police said Cumpston was going north on Route 18 in a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck just before 7 a.m. and attempted to pass a car driven by Timothy Alan Moreau, 51, of Atlasburg. Moreau was stopped behind a vehicle making a left turn.
Cumpston's truck hit the back of Moreau's car and then crossed into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a southbound vehicle driven by Benjamin Curtis Woods, 25, of Chester, W.Va. Woods was taken to Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said. Moreau was not injured. Smith police Chief Bernie LaRue said Cumpston lived across from the township building. He said one of his officers could hear shouting at Cumpston's home and then saw a car speed off.
After going a short distance, the car returned, and then a man identified as Cumpston left in a pickup truck. Township road crew members told police that he left at a high speed. The crash happened minutes later. Assisting at the scene were firefighters from Burgettstown and Slovan. Cumpston was the first person killed on Washington County roads this year.