Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: January 19 – January 25

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WSMV.com reports that a multi-vehicle crash has left a semi-trailer driver dead and at least two other people injured following a wreck on I-65 near Millersville, Tennessee. According to The Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash was initiated when high winds caused the driver of the semi-tractor trailer to lose control and crash into opposing traffic. The resulting crash involved two other semis, a car and a pickup truck.

LongIslandPress.com reports that the driver of a tanker truck was killed when he attempted to pass a passenger vehicle on the Long Island Expressway and veered into the car instead, causing the tanker truck to flip and explode into flames and leaving the driver of the passenger car with non life-threatening injuries. Firefighters and emergency crews battled a raging inferno for hours after the crash.

NBCChicago.com reports that a big rig rear-ended a completely full 18-passenger van on I-65 30 miles south of Indianapolis on Sunday, killing two passengers in the van and injuring the other 16. The injured passengers in the van were taken to a local hospital with what a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson described as injuries ranging from minor to critical. The van’s passengers were members of an extended family including children, returning from a kite flying convention in Georgia.

MyPlainview.com of Plainview, Texas reports that a man was hospitalized after an accident on I-27 in Plainview when a semi truck failed to yield and struck his vehicle, causing it to flip onto its roof. Paramedics transported the victim to nearby Covenant Hospital. No details are yet available about his injuries.

DailyWorld reports that a 29-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana man was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler as he walked home on I-49 near Carencro. Louisiana State Police report that toxicology samples were taken from the driver of the 18-wheeler, but results are not yet available.

Progress-index.com reports that two people were injured, one fatally, when the Penske rental truck they were traveling in collided with a tractor-trailer on I-95 in Prince George County, Virginia. Virginia State Police were unable to provide details of the cause of the crash, but indicated that charges were pending.

KETV.com of Omaha, Nebraska reports that a man was injured when his car and a semitrailer truck collided on I-80 near Omaha, leaving his vehicle wedged under the big rig. Nebraska State Police are continuing their investigation of the crash.

Thedailyreview.com reports that a Gillett, Pennsylvania woman was hospitalized with severe head injuries after her pickup truck was struck by a tractor trailer on Mott Town Road and Route 14 in South Creek Township, Pennsylvania. Details of the cause of the crash are unavailable at this time. The victim is in critical condition at Robert Packer Hospital.

BenningtonBanner.com reports that a 36-year-old Greenwich, New York man was injured in Shaftsbury, Vermont when a Freight Line tractor-trailer lost its load, which then struck the victim’s vehicle on Vermont Route 67 near the New York border. The Shaftsbury Fire Department and Bennington Rescue assisted at the scene where the victim’s vehicle sustained heavy damage when the load, including a large tire and extra bucket for a front-end loader, slid off the big rig while it was cornering.

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