Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com January 31

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New Details: Accidental Death of Truck Driver

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

Mt. Jackson, Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia State Police ruled that 62-year-old Delmar Lee Oscar's death was an accident.

An employee at a Liberty truck stop said he pulled in like he did two to three times a day, but Wednesday it was different.

Police said Oscar's body was found laying beneath a 2005 Mack truck after he got underneath it to do some repairs.

Lisa Lucas who is a cashier at the truck stop said she saw the man nicknamed "Ducky" on Wednesday shortly before it happened.

"We were told that his brake lines froze on his truck, so he pulled off to try to unfreeze them and somehow the truck brakes didn't lock to where it would keep it from rolling backwards and it rolled on top of him," said Lucas.

Oscar died at the scene. His body wasn't noticed for hours.

"He wasn't answering the phone for either his daughter or his wife," said Lucas.

That's when his wife began panicking.

"She called the company that he works for, because he hadn't come home yet and normally he's home by a certain time everyday," said Lucas.

It's an accident one truck driver says others should try to avoid this time of year when brakes often freeze

"My truck weighs 17,500 pounds and if that rolls over on top of you it's going to kill you," said Chris Whitaker, who is a truck driver.

"Stay out from under the vehicle completely, if you have to call, even if it cost money. You have to call somebody to come fix them. It's better than losing your life," said Whitaker.

Many who knew Oscar described him as a nice man.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Discusses Plans to Move

Reporter: Nicole DiAntonio

HARRISONBURG, Va. Buffalo Wild Wings, on South Main Street, is discussing plans to move.

Managers at the restaurant said they do not know an exact moving date or location, but said the move needs to happen soon.

Currently, the Buffalo Wild Wings, right across the street from James Madison University, only has 17 parking spots, while most Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have more than 100 spots.

Owners said, parking is the major reason for the move.

Erick Zaldivar grew up in Harrisonburg and has been going to Buffalo Wild Wings since grade school, creating plenty of memories.

"I actually had my first beer at Buffalo Wild Wings, at the bar. Seeing the really old rustic paintings on the side, I'll be sad to see that go," said Zaldivar.

Mark Schulte, the general manager of Buffalo Wild Wings, said they are confident this move will bring them more customers.

"It is not big enough and the parking isn't sufficient. So, we take care of those two problems and the problem is solved," said Schulte.

Whitney Wilkins, a student at James Madison University, knows how difficult it can be to find a parking spot.

"A lot of times if you come in the evenings there is no parking. There is no parking in either Buffalo Wild Wings parking lots," said Wilkins.

The thought of moving has customers cheering about having enough parking to enjoy one of their favorite restaurants.

"Everyone has known they needed a new location, so it will obviously be bittersweet to see an old familiar place move. But, I guess we can create new memories at the new location," said Zaldivar.

 

Missing Man Found

Reporter: Jeff Williamson

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Matthew Biggs, 34, was found in Utah Thursday night.

Before Thursday night, he was last seen on Jan.2 in Verona.

The Unified Police Department in Utah encountered Biggs Thursday night and contacted the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Biggs hitchhiked to Utah, according to police.

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