Preventable Tragedies

Driver strikes and kills man pulled over after initial crash that closed I-84 in Southbury

February 19, 2021

SOUTHBURY, Conn. — A man has died from injuries sustained in a crash that shut down I-84 eastbound in Southbury Thursday night. Connecticut State Police tweeted saying the highway will be closed between Exits 15-16. According to a release, drivers from both involved vehicles in a previous crash were standing outside of the car, when a 2007 Honda Pilot struck the driver’s side of the disabled vehicle, causing it to strike a female pedestrian.

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Injuries reported in multi-vehicle crash in Campbell County

February 19, 2021

JELLICO MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WATE) — Traffic along Interstate 75 southbound began moving along smoothly late Thursday following a multivehicle crash that had shut down the lanes for a few hours. The pileup involved dozens of vehicles, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The crash occurred near Mile Marker 155 in which eight semi-trucks and more than 10 passenger vehicles were involved. As of late Thursday night, it was unclear what had caused the pileup, but there had been thick foggy conditions in the area at the time of the crash.

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LeRoy man dies in I-74 crash

February 19, 2021

FARMER CITY – A 28-year-old man from LeRoy died in a crash early Thursday morning in DeWitt County, according to Illinois State Police. ISP says the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 74 near Farmer City.ISP says a preliminary investigation indicates the LeRoy man was driving eastbound and lost control of his truck on an icy bridge. The truck hit the guardrail and became disabled in the left lane. Police say the front end of a semi-tractor trailer struck the driver’s side door.

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Truck driver ejected and killed after crashing to avoid disabled SUV on Texas bridge

February 19, 2021

Police say that a truck driver was killed on Thursday night after losing control and crashing into another vehicle on an icy San Antonio bridge. The incident began just before 8 p.m. on February 18 on the I-10 bridge over FM 1516 on the Far East side of the city. According to the San Antonio Police Department, an SUV spun out and hit a wall on the bridge amid icy road conditions.

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Driver killed, juvenile injured after crash involving multiple vehicles

February 18, 2021

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The driver of a truck was killed and a juvenile passenger was injured following a crash involving multiple vehicles. It happened on Thursday afternoon at 12:35 p.m. on I-95 southbound near mile marker 60. The Highway Patrol reported that a GMC Sierra was traveling on the highway, ran off the road and struck a Ram Truck that was parked on the shoulder. Troopers said the Ram Truck then struck a semi-truck which was also parked on the shoulder.

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Man in serious condition after being hit by car on I-20 in DeKalb

February 18, 2021

A man was rushed to a hospital Thursday morning after a car hit him while he was stopped on I-20 in DeKalb County due to a crash. The victim is in serious condition following the incident, which happened as he stood in the right shoulder of the interstate near Panola Road, officials said. The man was among those in a group who were stopped on the interstate due to a crash about 4:45 a.

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Sebastian man in coma with brain injuries after hit-and-run involving tractor-trailer

February 16, 2021

PALM BAY, Fla. (CBS12) — A hit-and-run crash involving an 18-wheeler leaves a young Sebastian man in a coma with severe brain injuries. Now, 22-year-old Cameron Redstone is unrecognizable. His head is swollen, his face is bruised, and his legs are severely injured. Since the Feb. 5 early morning accident, Redstone’s mom has been at his side every day, holding his hand and praying for a miracle.Tuesday was no different.

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Three sent to hospital after I-80 crash

February 16, 2021

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews responded to a multi-vehicle accident Monday night in Clearfield County. According to state police, there were four different crashes involving six tractor-trailers that shut down Interstate 80 for several hours near mile marker 130.Trooper Bruce Morris said three people were sent to the hospital and one person was listed in critical condition. Two of the wrecked tractor-trailers remain at the scene but are off the road and will be removed when there are better weather conditions.

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Man killed in crash involving semi-truck in northern Oklahoma

February 14, 2021

BRAMAN, Okla. — A man died Sunday in a crash involving a semi-truck in northern Oklahoma. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., a 2013 Honda Accord and a semi-truck were traveling north on Interstate 35 near milemarker 225 near Braman when the person driving the Honda lost control of the vehicle. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol collision report, the Honda left the road, hit a bridge railing and continued to spin before coming to a rest on the road.

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Marlborough man struck and killed by tractor-trailer after exiting car on Massachusetts Turnpike

February 13, 2021

A 57-year-old Marlborough man has died Saturday after exiting his car on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham and subsequently being struck by a tractor-trailer, according to Massachusetts State Police. The man, whose name was not immediately released pending next of kin notification, was driving on the Pike heading east near the 116.2 mile marker just before 6 a.m. when his 2007 Nissan Murano became disabled in the right lane for unknown mechanical problems, state police said in a statement.

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