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.
A pickup ran a stop sign on Highway 14 and was struck by a semi carrying a load of logs. Brandy and Paradise Yates were in the truck at the time of the crash and both died at the scene. Devin Robbins was taken to the Northern Colorado Medical Center with serious injuries.
Witnesses say the truck driver, Felice Sanchez, ran over to the van with a baseball bat to try and help free the men from the mangled vehicle. The driver of the minivan, who did not have a license, was rushed to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition.
Cox has already been treated and released from Sacred Heart Medical Center, and was confirmed to be wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. The pickup truck was completely destroyed in the crash.