Details Of The Six Vehicle Collision
The collision occurred around 4:40 A.M. near 96th Street on Interstate 69.
The officers investigating the scene stated that the collision was at least partly due to a nearby construction zone that was causing traffic to be congested. As a result of the collision, there was a large fuel spill.
Investigating officials state that shortly before the collision, crews at the construction site closed northbound lanes of interstate 69, which led to a separate collision shortly before the six vehicle collision.
The deceased driver has been identified as 23-year-old Jaspreet Darar.
Work Zone Crash Statistics
According to the Federal Highway Administration (U.S. Department of Transportation), 67, 523 crashes were estimated to have transpired in work zones, across the nation, in 2013. Also, there were 579 fatalities from 527 fatal crashes that occurred in work zones during 2013.
Some factors that have influenced fatal crashes in work zones:
- Lack of seatbelt
- Time of day
- Day of week
- Time of year