Preventable Tragedies

2 dead following crash involving tractor trailer in East Cocalico Township [update]

September 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect information released by the East Cocalico Township Police Department. Two people were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday in East Cocalico Township. The crash happened on Route 222 southbound between the I-76/PA 272 and US 322-Blue Ball exits around 3 p.m., according to PA511. Responding officers with East Cocalico Township police found two vehicles involved − a tractor-trailer stopped on the right shoulder of the highway and a Hyundai sedan on the left shoulder, police said in a news release.

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Update | Kennewick driver is killed when semi rams his car after he stopped on Highway 395

September 27, 2022

A Kennewick man was killed when a semi truck slammed into his car after he stopped because of another crash on Highway 395 in the Kennewick city limits Monday. Kevin Hinojosa, 27, had rear-ended a car as he headed up the hill into Kennewick from the blue bridge about 6:30 p.m., said Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson. The other driver pulled off to the side of the roadway, but Hinojosa’s car had stalled or wouldn’t start.

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Victim was struck Monday morning along U.S. Highway 30

September 27, 2022

TAMA, IA, (September 26, 2022) - The Iowa State Patrol responded to a collision on Monday morning that involved a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian in Tama. Police Lights Kofi Adu-Sarkodi was injured on Monday morning when a tractor-trailer crashed into his disabled vehicle along U.S. Highway 30 in Tama. According to an ISP crash report, 37-year-old Kofi Adu-Sarkodi of Solon was standing outside of his 2013 Ford F-450 that was disabled in the right lane of U.

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Timothy Burton Killed in Crash with Parked 18-Wheeler on I-40 in Smith County, TN

September 26, 2022

Smith County, TN — September 24, 2022, 61-year-old Timothy Burton died in a collision with a parked 18-wheeler on Interstate 40 in Smith County. Authorities say the incident happened around 4:00 p.m. on the shoulder of eastbound I-40 near mile marker 261. Preliminary investigation suggests a tractor-trailer was stopped on the shoulder due to possible mechanical issues or malfunctions. Its driver had just placed safety markers behind the truck when Burton, eastbound in a Ford F-150 veered onto the shoulder for unknown reasons and hit the back of the semi-trailer.

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Woman struck by semi-truck while pushing her car off I-10 near Buckeye

September 25, 2022

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — A woman is in the hospital after being struck by a semi-truck while trying to push her car off I-10, DPS officials said. According to DPS, the crash happened around 2:28 a.m. on Sunday near milepost 115 near Buckeye. The woman was in the process of pushing her car off the highway when the semi-truck hit her. Officials said that she is currently in serious condition. At this time, DPS has not released details about what led up to the crash or confirmed if impairment played a role.

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Man, 21, dead after vehicle crashes into ravine in Calabasas

September 24, 2022

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a car that crashed into a ravine in Calabasas Saturday afternoon, but after some investigating, officials believe the fatal crash took place a day or two before. The call came in just after 4 p.m., and deputies headed to Mulholland Highway about half a mile north of Las Virgenes Road, according to Lt. Jordan of the LASD. When they arrived, responders found the vehicle had tumbled down the side of a hill.

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Police find man’s body in crashed car two days after he was reported missing

September 24, 2022

The police watchdog has been called in to investigate the death of an elderly man whose body was found in a crashed car two days after he was reported missing. John Winton McNab, 86, was the driver of a grey Mercedes B discovered in the Highlands at about 1.20pm on Sunday 18 September. Police Scotland confirmed that McNab, from Perth, was reported missing on Friday 16 September. The independent police investigations and review commissioner (Pirc) has now been instructed to investigate his death by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and will report to them.

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Loose cow causes multi-car crash in NC, cops say. Man trying to warn drivers is hit

September 23, 2022

A cow roamed onto a North Carolina highway, causing a multi-car crash that left several people hurt, officials said. A 32-year-old man also was taken to a hospital after a car hit him as he tried to alert drivers about the loose livestock on Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol. State troopers were called just before 9:30 p.m. to a crash on U.S. Highway 29. The scene was in Randolph County, roughly 75 miles west of Raleigh.

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Presidente Supermarket truck spills load in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

September 23, 2022

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – One person was injured and a mess was left behind Friday morning after a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 95, including a Presidente Supermarket truck. The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95, just north of Interstate 595 in Broward County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a white Honda rear-ended the box truck, causing the axle of the truck to detach.

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SUV driver killed after rear-ending stopped tractor-trailer near Macon

September 22, 2022

MACON COUNTY, Mo. — UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol identifies the victim of Thursday afternoon’s crash outside Macon as Mary Kliethermes, 71, of Independence, Missouri. ORIGINAL STORY: A woman was killed Thursday afternoon when she rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped on a busy northeast Missouri highway. The deadly wreck happened shortly after noon in the eastbound lanes of Highway 36, three-and-a-half miles east of Macon. The driver of the big rig, a man from El Paso, Texas, told KTVO that he was having mechanical problems and was trying to get the tractor-trailer moved off the highway.

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