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Driver Charged Following Deadly Conway Trucking Accident


The driver of a tractor-trailer has been charged with failure to yield right of way following a deadly crash that left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Details of the Fatal Conway Trucking Accident

WBTW reports that Chris Anthony Blair, 28, died Tuesday after the pickup he was a passenger in crashed into an 18-wheeler just outside of Conway.

Preliminary reports indicate a Sterling Tractor Trailer was backing across the Dongola Highway into a private driveway when it was struck by a Nissan pickup. Blair sustained fatal blunt force trauma as a result of the impact, and the driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police have charged the driver of the tractor-trailer for failure to yield right of way.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA):

  • 438,000 trucking accidents were recorded in the U.S. in 2014, resulting in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

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