One Dead in Trucking Accident at Alabama/Mississippi Border

The Mississippi highway patrol is investigating a fatal trucking accident that occurred near Exit 68 of I-10 at the Mississippi/Alabama border.

About the Fatal Trucking Accident

WPMI reports that the crash involved two 18-wheelers and a pick-up truck carrying two passengers.

Moss Point police say a tractor-trailer collided with an F-250, forcing the pickup into another semi then off an overpass.

The driver of the pickup died before first responders arrived. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Three other people were injured in the crash; fortunately, none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

The accident remains under investigation.

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

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