Truck Accident - News and information from around the US

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.

Jerry L. Dugger, 49, killed, after his pickup collides with a cement truck at the intersection of Highway 75 and Sam Jenkins Road near Johnson City.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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The victim of a fatal crash between a pickup and cement truck Monday afternoon has been identified as a Sullivan County man.

Jerry L. Dugger, 49, 160 Carr Hollow Road, Bluff City, died when a cement truck crashed into his pickup after Dugger pulled his 2009 Nissan Frontier out in front of it, according to a press release issued by Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal.

Raymond Kastendieck, 90, killed, after his car collides with a tractor-trailer on State Route 47 near Washington.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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A 90-year-old Franklin County man is dead after his car was hit by a tractor-trailer near Washington.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the driver as Raymond Kastendieck. The Washington Missourian reports that the crash happened Monday afternoon on State Route 47.

Kastendieck’s 2004 Dodge Stratus collided with the tractor-trailer after the elderly driver lost control of his car, which struck a guardrail and then crossed into the opposite lane.

Will E. Wright, Jr., 22, killed, after his 18-wheel dump truck leaves the Louisiana Highway 37 roadway near Baton Rouge, and crashes into a ditch and a tree.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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A Hammond man died on Monday when the dump truck he was driving veered off the road and into a ditch, then went airborne and crashed into a tree.

Officials identified the driver as 22-year-old Will E. Wright, Jr..

A Louisiana State Police investigation found that the 2001 Mack 18-wheeler, which was hauling gravel, was headed south on La. Hwy. 37, near Stoney Point Birch Road, when Wright allowed the vehicle to leave the highway.

8-year-old boy killed, 40-year-old mother, 7-year-old daughter, critically injured, airlifted to hospital, after their car is rear-end by a tractor-trailer on Highway 290 near Houston.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
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A child is dead and several are injured in a four-vehicle accident, according to officials.

The Cy Fair Volunteer Fire Department said one of the cars involved in the accident caught fire on Highway 290 at Mason.

Texas Department of Public Safety investigators said it started when the driver of an 18 wheeler looked down at his cell phone while driving on Highway 290.

One person killed, after a tractor-trailer collides with a car, which then catches fire, on Highway 60 East in Lake Wales.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road, in Lake Wales.

The crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a semi-tractor trailer heading eastbound collided with a Mercedes which was heading westbound.

Yvonne Orr, 73, killed, after her car collides with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Alabama 20 and Jesse Jackson Parkway near North Courtland.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
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A North Courtland woman died this morning after her car collided with an 18-wheeler traveling east on Alabama 20, officials said.

Yvonne Orr, 73, was pronounced dead at Lawrence Medical Center, the Lawrence County Coroner said.

Officials said Orr was driving a Toyota Corolla that was crossing Alabama 20 at Jesse Jackson Parkway.

The Corolla was lodged underneath the 18-wheeler’s trailer.

Traffic on Alabama 20 was stopped after the accident, but later resumed.

Alyssa Grenier, 19, William Barnett, 20, killed, after their minivan is stuck by a tractor-trailer, who's driver was also injured, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The victims of a fatal crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham this week have been identified as Connecticut residents.

Police say 20-year-old William Barnett and 19-year-old Alyssa Grenier, both of Stafford Springs, Conn., died when their minivan was struck by a tractor-trailer hauling lumber just after 5 a.m. Wednesday on the eastbound side of the highway.

Barnett, the driver, and Grenier, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Betty Tucich, 69, killed, after her minivan rear-ends a dump truck on eastbound U.S. 380 near Frisco.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A 69-year-old woman has been killed in a collision with a dump truck in Frisco.

Police say just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Betty Tucich, 69, rear-ended a dump truck on U.S. 380 near Preston Road.

Tucich was driving a Honda minivan eastbound and hit the truck as it was coming to a stop at a red light, police said.

Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the collision.

Tractor-trailer driver injured, transported to hospital, after his truck crashes into the front of a Rite Aid on Highway 74 and S. Sutherland Avenue in Monroe.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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One person was taken to the hospital after a transfer truck slammed into a Monroe pharmacy Wednesday.

The wreck happened at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Highway 74 at S Sutherland Avenue just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The truck, which had a trailer with what appear to be chicken cages, went straight through the front of the store, knocking down the entire wall surrounding the doors.

54-year-old woman killed, after her car, traveling at high speed, fails to stop at the intersection of northbound Oregon 226 and Oregon 22 in Lyons, and crashes into a truck in a parking lot.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in Lyons after running through a stop sign and crashing into truck, police said.

Oregon State Police said the 54-year-old woman was traveling at high speeds northbound on Oregon 226 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Oregon 22.

The car then traveled through the T-intersection, crashed through a guardrail and flew about 70 feet before crashing into a truck parked in a meat market parking lot.

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