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Dashcam Captures Raw Video of 18-Wheeler Crash on I-74 in Greensburg, Indiana

GREENSBURG, IN – A raw video was captured by a dashcam on Thursday, August 1 of an 18-wheeler flying across Interstate 74 before crashing and bursting into flames in Greensburg, Indiana.

Photo shows an 18 wheeler going airborne (inset) on I-74 Greensburg, Indiana then crashing onto the highway above in a blazing inferno on August 1, 2013. The driver and his son escaped.

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Semi Truck Accident Near Suprise Arizona Kills Two Teenage Boys

SUPRISE, AZ – Two teenage boys heading to a hockey game in Glendale were killed on Monday, March 13, when the vehicle they were in collided with a semi truck near Loop 303 and Olive Avenue. The accident happened about 7p.m. near a railroad crossing.

Fatal semi truck accident kills two teenagers in Surprise, AZ when their vehicle was t-boned by a semi truck on March 12, 2012.

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Motorcyclist Killed by 18 Wheeler on Georgia I-85

SUWANEE, GA – A deadly accident involving a motorcyclist and 18 wheeler was the result of an airborne tire tread the motorcyclist hit while traveling on the northbound I-85 causing him to lose control and ending up in the pathway of an oncoming semi truck, according to Gwinnett County police.

A motorcyclist was killed in Suwanee, GA on September 14, 2011 on the northbound I-85 at the I-985 split after being hit with a tire tread which caused him to lay the bike down directly into the path of an oncoming semi truck. Photo credit:

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Driver of Logging Truck Causes Fatal Accident in Glenwood Springs CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – A semi truck driver hauling a load of logs ran a red light on Tuesday, Aug 16, and crashed into a Jeep, resulting in the death of a 24-year-old Glenwood Springs woman.

Scene of fatal accident where the 24-year old driver of a Jeep was killed by a logging truck that ran a red light in Glenwood Springs, CO on August 16, 2011. Photo credit: Kelley Cox, Post Independent

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Semi Truck Driver Convicted of Involuntary Manslaugter in Deadly LaCanada Flintridge Crash

PASADENA, CA – Marcos Costa, the 18 wheeler truck driver who killed two people on Angeles Crest Highway in 2008, was convicted on Friday, July 29, of involuntary manslaughter by a Pasadena jury.

Marcos Costa, center, reacts in a Pasadena courtroom to being acquitted of second degree murder.… (POOL PHOTO BY Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times)

Costa was charged with second-degree murder, after his runaway 18 wheeler semi truck swerved out of control down Angeles Crest Highway killing 12-year-old Angelina Posca, and her 58-year-old father, Angel George Posca of Palmdale. ... Read More

18 Wheeler Truck Driver Awaits Jury Verdict in Los Angeles Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, CA — The fate of 46-year-old truck driver, Marcos Costa, is in the hands of a Los Angeles jury as he awaits their verdict for murder in the 18 wheeler crash that claimed the lives of a man and his twelve year old daughter and injuring three in June 2009.

Costa is charged with seven counts, including second-degree murder, after his runaway 18 wheeler semi truck swerved out of control down Angeles Crest Highway killing 12-year-old Angelina Posca, and her 58-year-old father, Angel George Posca of Palmdale. The victims were in a sedan that was struck by Costa’s truck when they were pushed along the roadway and struck by several other cars before the truck slammed into a bookstore. ... Read More

DWI Truck Driver Kills Two Texas Teenagers and Injures A Third

EL PASO, TX – A 32-year old truck driver of a Toyota Tundra, who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol (DWI), killed two teenagers and injured another late Friday night, July 15, on loop 375. Police say that alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.

Police said 17-year old Mark Dobbs was pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway when 16-year old Aaron Carrillo and 16-year old John Cervoni pulled over to help him, and that is when the accident occurred. ... Read More

Truck Driver in Deadly Amtrak Crash Had 5 Previous Moving Violations

RENO, NV – Federal authorities began investigating the background Tuesday of the truck driver who plowed into Amtrak’s California Zephyr after last Friday’s train crash that killed six.

Amtrak’s California Zephyr was en route from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., with some 200 passengers and 14 crew members when the accident occurred late Friday morning about 300 miles east of its destination. ... Read More

18 Wheeler Overturns on I-10 Freeway in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK, CA – Three vehicles were involved in a major collision with an overturned 18 wheeler Friday morning on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park.

The crash occurred in the early morning at about 6:42 a.m. closing the connector from the northbound 605 Freeway. ... Read More

Panel Truck Hits 18 Wheeler Stalled on I-20 Near Thomson Georgia

THOMSON, GA. – An 18 wheeler accident occurred on Tuesday morning at about 3 a.m., June 21, when a panel truck crashed into an eastbound Reinhart Food Service semi truck that was stalled on the I-20 Near Thomson Georgia.

Workers try to clear wreck on I-20 n McDuffie County. Garth Snow/McDuff Mirror Staff

Thomson traffic piled up in the morning commute as traffic from the accident was diverted. The city of Thomson is located about 33 miles southwest of Augusta. Emergency and cleanup crews arrived on the scene in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at about the 165-mile marker around 7 a.m. ... Read More

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