Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 22 – December 28

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Salina.com reports that a 22-year-old Oberlin, Kansas woman was killed on Kansas Highway 23 when a semitrailer crossed the center line and struck her compact car head-on. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the semi left its lane to avoid a slow-moving vehicle, which may indicate excessive speed on the part of the big rig.

Missoula Montana’s Missoulian reports that four people injured in a crash on I-90 are lucky to be alive after their truck collided with a crashed semi just east of Missoula. The semi driver was cited for careless driving after Montana Highway Patrol determined that the semi’s wreck was likely due to the driver’s falling asleep. Patrolmen also noted that the semi driver failed to promptly put out orange triangles or flares to indicate a wreck.

KHAS-TV reports that at least 7 Nebraskans died in the last several days in separate incidents on slick roads. In one incident on I-80 in central Nebraska, a man was killed when a semi crossed the median, struck his car and then rolled on top of it. Nebraska State Patrol reports that the wreck occurred near Wood River on Wednesday night.

Wausaudailyherald.com reports that a Mosinee, Wisconsin police officer received a laceration on the back of his head when a semitrailer truck lost control and smashed into his cruiser near I-39 and Highway 153 on Saturday morning. The officer was tending to an accident at the time of the semi truck crash. The driver of the semi was cited for failure to have control of a vehicle.

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