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1 Dead in Jefferson County Trucking Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

One man is dead after being as a result of an 18-wheeler accident in Jefferson County early Friday morning.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to WBRC, 47-year-old Michael Wayne Marsh was pronounced dead on the scene after his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 65 near exit 280.

Police arrived at the scene shortly after 4:15 am. The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to an area hospital, but his condition was not immediately released.

According to an employee with Oak Mountain Amphitheater, the tractor-trailer was transporting equipment of Motley Crue. Investigations into the cause of accident are ongoing.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 3,921 trucking related deaths in 2012. This marked an 4 percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in crashes involving large trucks:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of vehicles other than large trucks
    • 381 were non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.)
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents In 2012.


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