Preventable Tragedies

Woman killed in tractor-trailer crash, WB I-44 closed in Eureka

October 27, 2020

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The westbound lanes of Interstate 44 in Eureka are closed after a fatal crash Tuesday morning. At around 11 a.m., there were two crashes along westbound I-44 near Route 109. The first crash involved a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer truck. There were no injuries in that crash, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Two women who saw the crash got out of their car to the check on the people involved.

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1 dead, 1 injured after tractor-trailer hits car on shoulder of I-69 near Flint

October 26, 2020

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, MI - One person is dead and another injured after an early morning crash on Interstate 69, just west of Flint. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Flint post responded to the fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer on eastbound I-69 near M-13 in Clayton Township around 3:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, MSP Lt. Liz Rich said. A pickup truck had stopped on the side of the freeway after running out of gas.

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Man fatally shot on I-20, is hit by another car whose driver is then killed when struck by truck, police say

October 26, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A bizarre shooting incident Sunday night along a busy interstate left two people dead after a crash where another driver was then hit by a truck. Just after 10 p.m., the DeKalb County Police Department was called to an accident on I-20 eastbound, just west of Panola Road. Officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside his vehicle.Following an initial investigation, police believe that after the victim was shot, his vehicle came to a stop in the middle lane.

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Police: Stranded driver hit and killed by semi in Genesee County

October 26, 2020

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - One person is dead and another was badly hurt following an early morning crash on I-69 in western Genesee County on Monday. Clayton Township Police first got a call around 3 a.m. about a vehicle stopped in the eastbound lanes of I-69 near M-13. Shortly after, they got another call saying an accident happened in the same area. Investigators believe a pickup truck had stopped on the freeway and one of the occupants was outside when it was hit by a semi-truck, which jack-knifed and ran off the road.

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Woman, 6-year-old girl killed in early-morning crash on I-78 east in Upper Saucon

October 26, 2020

A woman and 6-year-old girl were killed Monday morning when their van left the road and hit a tractor-trailer parked alongside Interstate 78 east in Upper Saucon Township, state police at Fogelsville said. The crash happened at 6:25 a.m. when a work van driven by a 32-year-old woman left the road and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder about three miles east of the Summit Lawn exit.

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Early morning crash sends one to hospital in Clark County

October 25, 2020

MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) said they were investigating an injury crash in Mad River Township. Investigators said the crash happened at 6:00 a.m. Sunday on IR 70 near milepost 46. OSHP said that a person was hit by a car while standing near their vehicle. OSHP investigators said Jake Maggs, 21 of Kettering struck a deer while driving his 2017 Ford. The animal impact had disabled his vehicle.

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2 killed in I-80 crash near Hercules that started with flat tire

October 24, 2020

Two people were killed on Friday evening after being struck by a car swerving into the center median of Interstate 80 near Hercules, where a flat tire led to a chain-reaction accident on the westbound highway’s fast lane. A 35-year-old San Leandro woman and a man died in the horrific crash, which involved several cars forced to come to abrupt stop behind a disabled Honda Accord. Neither of the deceased has been identified yet.

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Deadly crash closes I-65 in southern Indiana

October 23, 2020

SELLERSBURG, Ind. — State Police are investigating a deadly overnight crash on Interstate 65 in Scott County Saturday. The crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. between Henryville and Scottsburg, near the 26 mile marker on the northbound side of the highway, according ISP Sgt. Cary Huls. A Monroe Township Fire Department Facebook post described what authorities say led to the crash.A passenger car driven by Veronica McCall of Crothersville hit a deer and stopped on the shoulder.

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Victim identified after hitting a disabled tractor-trailer on Longstreet Road

October 23, 2020

CALHOUN COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – The Calhoun County Coroner’s Office has identified a victim that hit a disabled tractor-trailer on Thursday. Officials say Jake Scott, 54, died on Longstreet Road near S.C. Highway 6 from multiple blunt-force trauma. According to investigators, he was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang when he crashed into the disabled tractor-trailer on Longstreet Road around 10:15 a.m. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says no one was inside the tractor-trailer but Scott wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

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1 killed, 2 injured in foggy crash on I-10 in Vidor

October 20, 2020

BEAUMONT, Texas — One person has been killed and two injured following a wreck early Tuesday along westbound Interstate 10 just east of Vidor. The fatal wreck shut down both the east and westbound lanes of I-10 near Doty Road for nearly six hours according to The Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver of a Dodge 3/4-ton pickup truck, towing a car hauler with three vehicles, told troopers he was headed west on Interstate 10 and had pulled over due to mechanical problems.

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