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Two Dead in Crash Involving Tree Service Dump Truck


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According to NBC 26, two people were hit by a dump truck and killed while driving through an intersection in Oneida, Wisconsin, on Thursday afternoon.

Fatal Dump Truck Crash under Investigation

A man and woman were driving north on County Highway E at the intersection of County Highway EE at around 3:00 p.m. local time when the wreck occurred. A tree service company dump truck caused the crash after it failed to stop at a stop sign.

NBC 26 reports that the dump truck hit the car and pushed both vehicles into a field near the intersection, eventually overturning onto its side. The 91-year-old man and 56-year-old woman in the car died in the crash.

The dump truck driver, 40, was taken to a Green Bay hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the deadly crash is ongoing.

Information on Trucking Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. In addition,

  • An estimated 111,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
  • In 2014, an estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes.
  • Occupants of other vehicles made up 73 percent of the fatalities in large-truck related crashes in 2014.
    • There was a 19 percent increase in the number of injured occupants of other vehicles involved in large-truck traffic crashes from 2013 to 2014.
  • Large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2014.

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