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Truck driver accused of attacking fellow trucker with a mini sledgehammer at a truck stop


Authorities in West Virginia accused a truck driver of attacking a fellow trucker with a mini sledgehammer at a truck stop.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) says that truck drivers Ronald J. Coward, 52, and Ziad Sadeddin were involved in an altercation at a Pilot Travel Center in Nitro, West Virginia, on the night of Monday, March 4.

Coward allegedly struck Sadeddin in the back of the head with a mini sledge hammer during the fight, WCHS reports.

Coward was also stabbed in the shoulder and arm pit during the dispute.

Both truck drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment following the incident.

Following the incident, PCSO said that Coward was charged with malicious assault and battery. 

It isn’t clear why the truck drivers were fighting.


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