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.

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.

Hope Okuly, 44, killed, after her car crashes into a tractor-trailer, driven by Rodney J. Whitaker, 49, on State Route 309 near Marion.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A 44-year-old woman is dead after troopers say she swerved left of center, striking a semi Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report, at about 1:30 p.m., Hope Okuly, 44, of Ottawa, was traveling eastbound on state Route 309 near the Marion County and Hardin County line when she drove left of center and crashed into a semi.

After striking the semi, Okuly’s Pontiac Grand Am overturned and landed on the driver’s side.

Okuly was pronounced dead on the scene.

One tractor-trailer driver killed, after he collides with another tractor-trailer, driven by Thomas Harrington Jr. 53, on icy I-94 near Barnesville.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A crash near here involving two semis left one driver dead this morning on an icy stretch of Interstate 94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

One semi rear-ended the other about 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near milepost 24, the patrol said.

The name of the driver who died has not been released. The other driver, Thomas Harrington Jr., 53, of St. Paul, was not hurt, a patrol Sgt. said.

The patrol continues to investigate the crash.

Shelby G. Johnson, 36, killed, after his car collides head-on with a dump truck, driven by Donna Dunaway, 40, on Louisiana 70 in Sorrento.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A Napoleonville man was killed Tuesday morning in Ascension Parish when his car crashed head-on with a dump truck on La. 70, State Police said.

Shelby G. Johnson, 36, of Napoleonville, drove his northbound 2006 Ford Mustang into the southbound lane of La. 70 for unknown reasons shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sorrento, said Trooper Jared Sandifer, spokesman for Troop A, in a news release.

Over 30 vehicles, including tractor-trailers and buses involved in a multi-vehicle crash on icy Highway 45 near Wauwatosa. One person reported injured.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014
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More than 30 vehicles piled up on an icy highway in Milwaukee County.

Two trucks, two buses and other vehicles were involved in the crash on Highway 45 in Wauwatosa about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff's department says only one person was injured.

A return to freezing temperatures made the roads slick and had sheriff's deputies responding to 43 crashes in Milwaukee County between 10 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday.

David Williams, 33, Kenneth Paul, 52, seriously injured, both transported to hospital, after their van collides with a tractor-trailer, driven by Mouh Seguir Hammoutene, 43, on Highway 12 near Whitewater.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
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Two Milwaukee men were seriously injured in a crash Monday afternoon involving a semitrailer truck on Highway 12 in Whitewater, according to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the semi, Mouh Seguir Hammoutene, 43, of San Antonio, Texas, failed to yield while making a left turn, an initial investigation found. He was traveling east on Highway 12 at Walworth Ave around 12:30 p.m.

Charles Johnson, a Tarboro Police Officer, killed, after his cruiser crashes into a NCDOT excavator truck on North Carolina 111 near Tarboro.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday that one of its excavator trucks was in an accident in Edgecombe County that left a police officer dead.

It happened around 9 a.m. on N.C. 111, shortly after the truck left a NCDOT maintenance yard on McKendree Church Rd just outside Tarboro.

Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams identified the dead man as Officer Charles Johnson. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

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