Archive for 2010
LANSING, MI – A semi driver and his passenger died early Tuesday morning, Dec 14, when their tractor trailer crashed into a highway bridge and burst into flames in Eaton County, Michigan. The truck accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 96 where it loops north around the city of Lansing, MI, closing the highway for hours. Lansing is the state capital located in the central part of Michigan, and the accident area is about 127 miles north of Fort Wayne, Indiana and about 122 miles west of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
Early Tuesday morning 58 year old truck driver Calvin Roberts was driving a semi tractor truck west on Interstate 96, traveling through Eaton County, MI. His wife, 54 year old Brenda Roberts was a passenger at the time of the truck accident. The couple is from Oil Trough, Arkansas. The cargo and destination of the semi truck is not known.
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MAYSVILLE, KY – Officials believe the shifting load in a semi trailer was a factor in an overturn truck accident in Mason County, Kentucky. Severe weather may also have contributed to the single vehicle crash which occurred Sunday night, December 12, as the semi trailer was on Kentucky State Highway 9, also known as Aa Highway, in the city of Maysville. The accident area is in the far north part of the state near the Ohio border, about 233 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee and about 69 miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Late Sunday night Francis Jamison of Maysville, KY was driving a tractor trailer through the far northeast section of the state. The driver was carrying a load of recycled paper at the time of the truck accident. He was reportedly headed up north but his exact destination is not known. The logo on the trailer section of the semi is for Heartland Express, a transportation company with multiple regional offices, based out of North Liberty, Iowa.
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REMINGTON, IN – A semi driver was arrested Thursday, December 16, after he set off a deadly truck accident in south Jasper County, Indiana. The driver’s passenger was also charged in the fatal collision that involved several Freightliner semis and occurred on Interstate 65 near the city of Remington, IN. The accident area is in the northwest part of Indiana, about 190 miles west of Lima, Ohio and about 94 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois.
On Thursday morning 50 year old truck driver Sayid Ama Ikar of Greensboro, North Carolina was driving a 2001 Freightliner semi trailer truck south on Interstate 65, moving through Jasper County, Indiana. The semi driver was carrying a load of rubber mats when the truck accident occurred. There was a passenger in the cab section, identified as 23 year old Abbdirahman Sayid Ama, also of Greensboro, NC. ... Read More
BAKERS CORNER, IN – A semi driver was arrested Friday, December 10, after a deadly truck accident at a highway intersection in Hamilton County, Indiana. The fatal collision occurred just north of Indianapolis at the juncture of 236th Street and U.S. Highway 31 in Bakers Corner. The truck accident area is in the central region of Indiana, about 146 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and about 169 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois.
Late Friday morning 47 year old truck driver Tarrance Lee of South Bend, IN was southbound on US 31, driving a semi trailer truck through Hamilton County, IN. The driver was carrying a load of steel cables in the trailer section of his rig when the truck accident occurred. The driver is employed by Storm Trucking, based out of South Bend. His destination is not known at this time. ... Read More
VAN BUREN, NY – Three semi trailers were involved in a chain reaction truck accident Tuesday night, December 7, on a highway in Onondaga County, New York. The multi vehicle crash was set off when one of the tractor trailers jackknifed on the New York Thruway near the city of Van Buren, NY. The accident area is in the north central section of the state, about 143 miles east of Buffalo, NY and about 140 miles north of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday night an unidentified truck driver was westbound on the New York Thruway, also known as Interstate 90. At the time of the truck accident it was dark and snowing and the highway surface was icy in areas. The cargo and destination of the semi trailer is not known. ... Read More
ST. LOUIS, MO – One person was killed Tuesday morning, December 7, after a fiery truck accident on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St Louis County, Missouri. The deadly collision closed the bridge that spans the Mississippi River linking Missouri and Illinois, causing major traffic delays on Interstate 270 for the rest of the day. The accident area is in the far east-central side of the state, about 20 miles west of Edwardsville, Illinois and about 215 miles north of Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Early Tuesday morning an unidentified truck driver was driving a semi trailer west on Interstate 270, traveling toward the city of St. Louis, St Louis County, MO. It is believed the semi had a cargo of automotive parts but the destination of the tractor trailer at the time of the truck accident is not known. ... Read More
PROCTOR, MN – A woman was killed Sunday afternoon, December 5, when she was fatally injured in a rollover truck accident in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The deadly incident occurred when the driver of a semi trailer overturned his truck while attempting to make a left turn in the downtown district of Proctor, MN. The accident area is on the west edge of the Duluth metro region in the far right-central section of the state, about 8 miles west of Superior, Wisconsin and about 247 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.
On Sunday afternoon 47 year old truck driver Bryan C. Johnson of Duluth, MN was driving a 1986 International 9370 semi trailer through St. Louis County, MN. Mr. Johnson was hauling an open trailer section which was filled with a load of coal. The truck driver’s destination at the time of the truck accident is unknown. ... Read More
FISHERS, IN – Hundreds of homes and businesses in Hamilton County, Indiana lost their power Monday, November 29, after an early morning semi truck accident. The single vehicle collision occurred just north of Indianapolis at the intersection of Allisonville Road and 116th Street in the town of Fishers, IN. The truck accident area is in the central part of the state, about 187 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois and about 130 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.
Early Monday morning truck driver John Williams of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was driving a semi trailer truck through Hamilton County, IN. The logo on the cab section of the truck was Bay & Bay, a transportation and freight company based out of Rosemount, Minnesota. The cargo and destination of the semi is not known. ... Read More
RUFUS, OR – Three semi trailers crashed late Friday night, November 26, in a fiery truck accident on an interstate in Sherman County, Oregon. The multi truck collision also included several cars and occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 where the highway passes near Rufus, OR. The truck accident area is in the far north section of the state near the border with Washington State, about 110 miles east of Portland, OR and about 88 miles southwest of Yakima, Washington.
On Friday night 43 year old Cornell Liburd, of Avondale, Arizona was driving a semi trailer truck east on I-84, traveling through Sherman County, OR. Mr. Liburd was pulling an empty trailer. The region was experiencing wintery weather at the time of the truck accident and freezing rain left the interstate very slick. ... Read More
GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, MI – A semi trailer jackknifed Monday morning, November 22, in a multi vehicle truck accident on a highway in Ottawa County, Michigan. There were no serious injuries in the collision which occurred on U.S. Highway 31 in Grand Haven Township, MI. The truck accident area is on the central west edge of the state on the east side of Lake Michigan, about 146 miles west of Flint, MI and about 111 miles north of South Bend, Indiana.
David Bennett of Ludington, MI was driving a semi trailer truck south on U.S. 31 on Monday morning, traveling through Ottawa County, MI. The cab and trailer section of the semi had the logo for Eagle Xpress, a trucking company based out of Ludington, MI. The cargo and destination of the 18 wheeler is not known at this time. ... Read More