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Man Hit and Killed by Tractor Trailer

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A man was killed after he was hit by a tractor-trailer on Highway 152.

Details about the Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident

FOX 4 KC News is reporting that a tractor trailer hit and killed a man who was walking along Highway 152 early on Thursday morning. According to investigators, the accident happened just before 2 a.m. as the man was walking along Highway 152 in one of the eastbound lanes when the tractor trailer hit him near Green Hills Road.

A deputy from Platte County attempted to revive the man by performing CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at about 2:15 a.m.

The Highway was closed for a section for about three hours while the Accident Investigative Unit took measurements and interviewed the driver of the truck. At this time it is uncertain exactly why the man was walking along the interstate, but it appears that the truck driver didn’t have time to come to a complete stop before accidentally hitting the man.

The identity of the man has not been released, pending notification of next of kin, and there doesn’t appear to be any charges that will be filed against the truck driver.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in accidents with large trucks every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in accidents with large trucks.
  • 11 percent of people killed in accidents involving large trucks were pedestrians.
  • 79 percent of large truck accidents happened on weekdays in 2013.


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