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.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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.

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Monday, July 21, 2014
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A man driving a dump truck is killed after losing control on State Road 56 near French Lick.

Troopers say 28-year-old Gared Allen was heading east on S.R. 56, when he drove off the edge of French Lick Hill, overturned, and hit a tree.

Authorities say Allen wasn't wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. S.R. 56 was closed for nearly five hours.

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Monday, July 21, 2014
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Illinois State Police is reporting four people were killed in an accident on Interstate 55 involving at least one semi-trailer truck and three autos south of Chicago in Will County.

The fatal accident Monday afternoon occurred on I-55 near Arsenal Road in Elwood.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Authorities say a 15-year-old driver and his mother are dead following a crash involving a tanker truck hauling milk in St. Clair County.

The sheriff’s department says Jarrod Robert Smith, who had a learner’s permit, was driving an SUV around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Burtchville Township when he stopped at an intersection and turned left into the path of the semi.

The department says the Wixom boy and his 52-year-old mother, Karen Kay Smith, died.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Ticonderoga police have identified the elderly driver who died in an accident Tuesday in Essex County.

90 year old Tobia Secone of Ticonderoga was killed in an accident on Route 74 and Harris Point Way in Ticonderoga.

The accident happened just after 9:25 a.m. Friday.

Police said a tractor trailer traveling east on Route 74 struck the SUV Secone and his wife were driving.

Secone was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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The man who was killed in a crash on Interstate 81 in Franklin County earlier Tuesday morning was identified as a Virginia man by state police.

Steven Lee Winfrey, 51, of Roanoke, Virginia, was killed when his tractor-trailer veered off the roadway Exit 10 for Route 914 in Guilford Township on northbound I-81 in Franklin County just before 5 a.m. The truck crashed into a cement storm drain and burst into flames, according to previous reports from state police.

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Monday, July 14, 2014
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Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on I-70 in Putnam County on Monday.

The driver was Robert P. Deakin, age 46, of Avon, Indiana. The coroner found the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

The crash occurred at around 12:36 pm Monday in the westbound lanes on I-70 near the 30 mile marker. Indiana State Police say traffic was slowing down for a construction zone and moving into the right lane.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
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The driver of a Ford F-250 pick-up truck who was killed in a two car motor vehicle accident Friday afternoon was identified by authorities as Matthew Murphy, 44, of Winnsboro.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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MAHWAH - A father and son are among three killed in a fiery crash on 287 in Mahwah Tuesday.

State police say a tractor-trailer carrying a load of bricks struck the side of a disabled cement truck that was being repaired in the right shoulder. State Police Capt. Stephen Jones says two repair workers and the cement truck driver with Concrete on Demand in Oakland were standing near the disabled vehicle and were hit.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal commercial truck crash that killed a 42-year-old man.

At 11 a.m. on Thursday a 2000 Freightliner truck pulling a trailer rolled over while turning on a right curve on the southbound lanes of Oregon 47, just north of Yamhill.

The driver, Jason Alan Reynolds of Vancouver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing safety restraints and had to be extricated from the truck, Oregon State Police said.

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