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1 Dead in Kansas Trucking Accident

Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating a trucking accident that left one man dead Monday morning.

Details About the Kansas Trucking Accident                                                   

According to the Salina Post, around 6:30 a. m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported that a 2008 Chevy Silverado was travelling south on Interstate 35 near Crawford, when the accident occurred.

The driver, 39-year-old Eduiges Gonzalez-Najera, lost control of the Chevy truck when it slide and hit a semi-truck head on that was headed in the opposite direction.

Eduiges Gonzalez-Najera was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the semi-truck, 71-year-old Herman Ziegler, from Arkansas City, did not require hospitalization.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, both drivers were properly wearing seatbelts during the time of the accident.

It was later reported by the Kansas Highway Patrol that the main cause of the accident could have been slick roads on the highway.

Important Statistics about Driving on Icy Roads

  • According to the U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the ten year average (2004-2013) of persons killed on U. S. highways due to icy pavement was nearly 560 annually.
  • The U. S. Department of Labor suggests that drivers in colder environments maintain their vehicles by checking the tire tread, making sure anti-freeze levels are normal, and making sure the vehicle’s windows are clear of ice.
  • If a driver should find themselves in a skid, remember to steer into the skid and to pump the breaks in case of a skid emergency.

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