Author Jeffrey Zaslow died when he reportedly lost control of his car and crashed with a semi-trailer truck on Friday, Feb. 10 in Petoskey, Michigan. Zaslow, who recently published a book with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), was in northern Michigan to sign copies of “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” according to UPI.com. According to the report, Zaslow was traveling on a snowy road in Antrim County when he lost control of his vehicle.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInjuries.com, about 27 percent of drivers of large trucks involved in a fatal truck accident had at least one prior speeding conviction. By contrast, 19 percent of drivers of passenger cars involved in a fatal crash committed previous speeding infractions.