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18-Wheeler Flips Over Onto Pickup Truck, Killing One


According to New Jersey On-Line, an incident between a semi-truck and a pickup truck resulted in the 18-wheeler flipping over onto the pickup truck and killing the driver.

Details of the Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

The accident occurred on Interstate 295 near exit 2 to the New Jersey Turnpike on Wednesday evening. According to officials, the 18-wheeler crashed into the pickup and overturned, landing on top of the pickup and trapping the driver inside.

New Jersey On-Line reports that the driver in the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the semi was uninjured. State Police are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

Trucking Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, there were 3,903 people killed in crashes involving large trucks.
  • 73 percent of the fatalities in 2014 were occupants of other vehicles.
  • Seventy-nine percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2014 occurred on weekdays.
  • An estimated 111,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2014 – an increase of 17 percent from an estimated 95,000 in 2013.

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