Trucks are heavier than cars, and although they are a small percentage of the total number of accidents on the road, the increased mass means that many accidents involving trucks cause a great deal of damage.
Authorities have identified a man killed earlier today in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 65 near Warrior.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Michael Wayne Marsh, 47. Marsh was from Hayden.
The crash happened at 4:15 a.m. on I-65 southbound at Exit 280. An 18-wheeler and another vehicle, Marsh's 1998 Jeep Wrangler, were involved in the accident in the southbound lanes of the interstate just south of Warrior Jasper Road.
A 68-year old Arlington woman died of injuries suffered Thursday in a head-on collision between a Toyota Prius with a tractor trailer on Route 2 in Athol, according to Massachusetts State Police.
The woman, identified as Carole Lawton, was pronounced dead at Athol Memorial Hospital, police said.
The driver of her car, a 67-year-old man also from Arlington, suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was initially transported to Athol Memorial but has since been transferred to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester.
Police were not releasing his name Thursday night.
The person killed in the tractor trailer crash on Route 287 North early Thursday has been identified as 61-year-old John Rischitelli, of Lewes, Del., State Police spokesperson Trooper Alina Spies told NJ.com Thursday afternoon.
The crash, which occurred near mile marker 26.1 just before 1:30 a.m., snarled northbound rush-hour traffic for hours Thursday morning. All lanes were open by 7:30 a.m.
A crash involving three vehicles in south Arlington early Wednesday morning left one woman dead and three other people injured. The incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-20, near New York Avenue.
The Glendale firefighter killed and another who was injured in an accident on Interstate 65 in Hardin County while fighting a vehicle fire have been identified as a mother and son.
Trooper Jeff Gregory, public affairs officer of the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown post, said the wreck, which involved a semi and fire truck, occurred around the 87 mile marker near Glendale around 3:30 a.m. Gregory said the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene of a fire in a 15-passenger van that happened about 30 minutes before the accident.
Two people were critically hurt after a car crashed head-on into a semi-truck near Washington.
Sherlene Olaguez, 55, was driving north Friday evening on Interstate 15 when she "might have suffered a medical condition, which caused her to lose control of her vehicle," said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper. About 7:55 p.m., Olaguez crossed into the southbound lanes, where she crashed head-on into a semi near mile marker 13, the trooper said.
GILMORE TOWNSHIP, MI — A 31-year-old Weidman man is dead after the car he was riding in and a semitrailer collided in Isabella County, police report.
The Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal traffic crash that happened at 8:17 p.m Tuesday, July 22, near the intersection of West Coleman and North Littlefield in Isabella County's Gilmore Township.