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Trucker charged in massive crash on interstate

Missouri residents know that sharing the road with tractor-trailers can be highly dangerous. One always hopes that a commercial truck driver takes their training and responsibility seriously and operates their rig safely. Sadly that does not always happen and it can lead to devastating results for others in the area.

A very sad example of this can be seen in a massive wreck that occurred last autumn along a stretch of Interstate 55. A total of eight vehicles are said to have been involved in the collision that claimed the lives of three young women in college and one young woman who was still in high school. Another 11 people experienced injuries from the crash.

A video camera in a vehicle not involved in the collision captured some of the event on film. It showed a semi truck driver exceeding the speed limit through a construction zone, failing to brake and ramming into a series of vehicles. The first vehicle that was hit contained the four young women who eventually died. They were all between the ages of 17 and 20. At least one civil lawsuit thus far has been filed and now four counts of reckless homicide and eight counts of aggravated reckless driving have been made against the trucker. A total prison sentence of 20 to 80 years could result depending in part upon what charges the man may be convicted for.

After experiencing a horrific crash caused by a reckless trucker, people in Missouri might find it useful to learn about their compensation options by meeting with an attorney.

Source: Belleville News-Democrat, "Driver in I-55 crash that killed 4 near Hamel charged with reckless homicide," Kara Berg, April 16, 2018

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