A tractor-trailer plowed into three passenger vehicles on Interstate 70 in Columbus on Tuesday, Feb. 14, killing one person. According to a report on nbc4i.com, the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound when it swerved to avoid traffic that had slowed. A 25-year veteran of the Division of Columbus Police was killed when the tractor-trailer struck his minivan. According to the report, the crash is still being investigated by the CPD’s accident investigation unit.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) are likely to be involved in a fatal truck accident at rates at least 11% higher than single tractor trailers.