Preventable Tragedies

THP releases details in fatal Decatur County I-40 crash

August 27, 2020

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released information on Wednesday morning’s fatal crash involving two tractor trailers.THP says the crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 in Decatur County near Mile Marker 123. The crash report says one truck was disabled on the shoulder when it was struck by another semi traveling eastbound. The report says the second semi-truck traveled another 300 yards and then caught on fire.

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I-75 Fatal Accident Victims Identified

August 26, 2020

The Marietta Police Department (MPD) has identified the driver and occupants of a Nissan Rogue hit by a tractor trailer truck on Interstate 75 near North Marietta Parkway Tuesday, according to Officer Joshua Madison, Public Information Officer of the Marietta Police Department. MPD identified the driver of the Nissan Rogue has been identified as 41 year old Quatrina Porter. The passengers of the vehicle have been identified as 42 year old Eddie Murphy and 21 year old Haamid Williams.

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3 killed in crash involving SUV, tractor-trailer on I-75 in Marietta

August 24, 2020

Three people were killed in Marietta on Tuesday morning after the SUV they were in was hit by a tractor-trailer on I-75, police said. The crash happened about 5:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the entrance ramp from North Marietta Parkway, the police department said in a statement. A 2009 Nissan Rogue was stopped in the middle of the road, according to Marietta police spokesman Officer Joshua Madison.

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Driver ejected, critically injured during crash with tractor-trailer on I-85

August 24, 2020

An early Monday morning crash left a driver in critical condition, Gwinnett County police said. About 3 a.m., a Mercedes was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, causing the Mercedes’ driver to be ejected along I-85 North, police said in a news release. The incident shut down the interstate near Jimmy Carter Boulevard for about two hours.Investigators believe the Mercedes was driven into the tractor-trailer, which was parked on the interstate’s shoulder due to a flat tire, the release said.

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Gwinnett police investigating early morning crash that shut down I-85 for hours

August 24, 2020

Gwinnett County police are investigating an early morning vehicle accident on Interstate 85 northbound that closed the roadway down for two hours Monday morning. Police said the accident happened after the driver of a Mercedes passenger car struck a trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate. The trailer had a flat tire and had been left on the side of the roadway. After the Mercedes struck the trailer, it was hit by a semi-truck before it finally came to a stop, police said.

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HPD: Woman airlifted to hospital in overnight crash on Katy Freeway

August 24, 2020

Police say the female driver had stopped in a moving lane of the highway after being involved in a minor incident with another vehicle. KATY, Texas — A woman is in critical condition after her vehicle was hit possibly twice early Monday along the Katy Freeway, according the Houston Police Department. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the stretch of highway between Barker-Cypress Road and Park Ten Boulevard. Investigators believe the driver was side swiped by another vehicle, and for some reason, decided to stop in a moving lane of traffic.

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NHP: Driver dies after hitting van, car parked in shoulder on 215 near Buffalo

August 24, 2020

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Nevada Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash in the southwest valley on Monday night. According to NHP’s website, the crash happened about 8:30 p.m. on August 24 on the 215 Beltway westbound at Buffalo Drive. The crash involved three vehicles, according to NHP Trooper Travis Smaka. A contractor was driving to a customer’s home when he ran out of gas and pulled over. Smaka said the customer drove in a Mercedes to bring gas to the contractor and was also pulled off to the shoulder.

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SAPD: Woman in critical condition after east-side car crash

August 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — A woman is in critical condition after a car crash on the city’s east side, San Antonio Police said. The incident took place just before 1 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 10 near Foster Road. Police said two cars were involved in a crash, but when a family member showed up to help out, someone else hit their car.

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Woman Pulled From Burning Car Following Crash on I-30 in Garland

August 23, 2020

A woman was pulled from a burning car and another person was injured in a two-vehicle incident on Interstate 30 early Sunday morning, Garland police say. Officers arrived just before 2 a.m. to eastbound I-30 near the ramp to the President George Bush Turnpike, where the woman was unconscious in the driver seat of the burning black Toyota Camry. A witness told police the driver was in the second from the left lane when she lost control and hit the left side concrete barrier and a light pole then veered back onto the roadway.

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Curt A. Kruckerberg struck, injured by semi-truck in accident

August 20, 2020

EDWARDSVILLE, IL, (August 20, 2020) - Curt A. Kruckerberg was seriously injured on Thursday, August 20th when he was struck by a tractor-trailer after exiting his disabled pickup truck on Interstate 55 in Edwardsville.Kruckeberg, 58, was outside of the vehicle at about 1:34 p.m. when a 2018 International truck tractor semi-trailer driven by 53-year-old Guy M. Lang, who also sideswiped the victim’s vehicle, which was pulling a trailer. Kruckerberg was airlifted to a local hospital for serious injuries.

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