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2 dead in murder-suicide

Burlington man fires at Hinkle Transportation Services employee

August 11, 2011
By Andrew White - Special to The Inter-Mountain , The Inter-Mountain

Police say they have not yet determined a motive as to why one man shot another and then himself Tuesday at a trucking company near Riverton. Both men died.

The incident occurred at Hinkle Transportation Services on Germany Valley Road. According to a prepared statement issued by the West Virginia State Police, witnesses saw Delmus Mark Dye, 48, of Burlington, arrive in a pickup truck, pull out a revolver and begin shooting at Tony William Sites, 63, of Riverton.

Police said Sites was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Special to The Inter-Mountain Andrew White
Hinkle Transportation Services was the scene of a murder-suicide Tuesday when Delmus Mark Dye, 48, of Burlington shot and killed Tony William Sites before turning the gun on himself.

After shooting Sites, Dye then shot himself in the head, according to the report. Dye was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he later died from his self-inflicted injury.

The matter is being investigating by Sr. Trooper D.M. Matthews and Trooper K.J. Varner of the Franklin detachment, according to the report. No further information was being released late Wednesday evening.

Calls from The Inter-Mountain to Hinkle Trucking's president were not returned.

According to, Hinkle Transportation Services employs around 40 drivers and 10 other workers in clerical and administrative positions.



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