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Truck Driver Dies After Major Impact Against Tractor Trailer Near Delmont

Isabella Rolz4 months ago

On Tuesday, June 14th 2016, a couple of bystanders overheard a collision between a tractor driver and six other vehicles, including a truck that ended with the death of the truck driver.

About the Fatal Accident

Bystanders who witnessed the crash stated that they tried to rescue the man inside the truck but were unsuccessful.

According to Triblive, “It took firefighters 55 minutes under the hot sun to free the man from the truck, which had been pushed by the westbound tractor-trailer into the cement block in the parking lot between the Lamplighter and the gas station.”

An preliminary investigation into the accident revealed that one of the drivers ran a red light, causing the collision.

The names of individuals invovled in the accident have not been released at this time, according to officials. 

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths involved in traffic accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014 alone, there were a total of 32,675 motor vehicle accident fatalities on US roadways.
  • There was a .7 percent decrease in the number of traffic fatalities from the year before.
  • Alcohol related fatalities also experienced a decrease from the year before.


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