Phelps Co., MO (October 29, 2023) – A truck driver from Georgia was fatally injured as a result of an automobile accident that occurred in Phelps County on Sunday morning, October 29.
At around 8:00 a.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash that occurred on Interstate 44.
Reports from authorities show that a semi-truck tractor-trailer was involved in a collision on the westbound side of the roadway. The impact of the crash sent the truck off the left side of the roadway. The incident blocked the area of mile marker 200 as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.
The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man, was fatally injured. He was pronounced deceased by responding officers.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the man who was killed in this crash.
Fatal truck accidents can be incredibly devastating. Unfortunately, they impact the lives of countless people across the United States every year. Statistics from 2021 show that approximately 5788 people died as a result of these accidents. This number represents a 17% increase from 2020, when 4014 people died as a result of these accidents.
Over the past ten years, the number of fatal truck accidents across the nation has increased by approximately 47%. Many of these accidents take place as a result of negligence. Some of the leading factors and fatal truck accidents include:
No matter how many laws are in place to protect motorists on our road, we continue to see innocent people paying the price as a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent.
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