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Schuylkill County Business Owner Killed After Being Intentionally Hit with Dump Truck

Michael Albert, of Scranton, charged with murder.

A Schuylkill County business owner died Wednesday evening after he was intentionally hit with a dump truck. The truck driver who reportedly hit him has been arrested and charged with murder.

According to numerous media reports, Mark T. Boyle was at his place of business, Mark T. Boyle Welding and Industrial Sandblasting, West Penn Township, at around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

At that time, a tri-axle dump truck driven by a Scranton man, Michael Albert, 60, reportedly ran into Boyle at the West Penn Township location.

Boyle was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he was pronounced dead.

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Michael Albert Charged with Murder

Albert was arraigned early Thursday morning before District Judge Edward Tarantelli and sent to Schuylkill County Prison without bail. A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Andrew Serina.

At that time, Albert will have to answer to charges of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, homicide by vehicle, theft of services and reckless endangerment.

No motive for this incident is being disclosed at the time.

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