At about 9:20 p.m., a southbound semi-truck on I-65 driven by Robert Young Jr., 65, rear-ended a pickup truck driven by Richard Blum, which initiated a chain-reaction crash.
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.
15-year-old Erin Mathenia of Park Hills died after she attempted to make a left turn off a private driveway onto southbound Highway 21, driving her Dodge Neon into the path of a 2008 Sterling dump truck being driven by 36-year-old David Crisp of Farmington.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, a flatbed tractor trailer hauling concrete wall sections pulled out of a construction zone and onto the southbound lanes of I-75 near Pines Boulevard when a silver Mitsubishi crashed into the semi.
Dean Martin Drive was shut down in both directions Wednesday night between West Flamingo Road and East Harmon Avenue after a semi and taxi cab collided just after 9 p.m. Metro police say at least 5 people were injured, some of them seriously.
The fatal head-on collision occurred on US-31 at approximately 2:50 p.m. and involved a southbound Mercury, driven by Paul Sullivan and a northbound Volvo semi-tractor trailer, driven by Stephen Robinson, 44, of Willard.
A semi truck rolled over on Highway 20 near Jamestown and Daniel Ray Peterson, of Jamestown, was pronounced deceased at the crash site. Peterson was driving a Central Harvest States 8,500-gallon tanker with diesel fuel to Tolna on Tuesday, when a tire entered the ditch.
A semi-truck carrying thousands gallons of milk has overturned and is blocking a San Joaquin County road. The crash happened on Highway 26 near north Wall Road in Linden. The road remained closed for hours as crews removed the truck, debris and spilled cargo.
Details remain limited, but there has been one confirmed death after a pileup involving multiple semi-trucks on I-30 near Horizon Road in Rockwall, TX that occured at about 6:30 p.m.
A woman was killed and nine people were injured Tuesday morning following a 3-vehicle crash that left a sedan crushed at S. Conduit Ave. and 130th St. in Jamaica. Carmen Gonzalez, 53, died on the scene.