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2 Adults, 3 Children Killed in Nebraska Trucking Accident

A Minnesota family of five was killed Sunday as a result of a fiery trucking accident that occurred in Nebraska last week.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to WOWT, a semi truck rear-ended a van while driving through a construction zone. The force of the collision pushed the van and semi into three other vehicles.

The collision engulfed both the semi truck and the van in flames. Three of the five killed in the fiery crash were children.

The driver of the semi-truck, Tony Weekly, 53, is facing five counts of felony motor vehicle homicide.

Child Auto Accident Death Statistics

  • According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, 19% of child motor vehicle deaths were pedestrians and 69% were passenger vehicle occupants.
  • The rate at which child pedestrians are killed has declined by 91% since 1975.
  • Children younger than 13 represented 17 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 and 3 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths.

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