A man was killed after his passenger truck was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 South in Brookhaven, Miss., on Monday, April 9. According to a report in the Sun Herald, the man’s truck struck a Mississippi Department of Transportation vehicle and was then rear-ended by a tractor trailer as the three vehicles traveled through a construction zone on I-55. The driver of the passenger truck was pronounced dead at a nearby medical facility, while the driver of the MDOT vehicle was treated for unreported injuries. The driver the semi was not injured in the accident.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.