Louisiana Man Dies in Collision with Dump Truck on October 21, 2018


October 25, 2018

HAHNVILLE, LA. – October 22, 2018 (wgno.com) According to an online news report from wgno.com, a man was killed in a collision with a dump truck October 21 in Hahnville, Louisiana.*

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on October 21, a 2004 Mack dump truck broke down on Highway 3127 and was partially blocking the left lane, as well as an opening in the median near Highway 3141. A 2005 Nissan traveling south on Highway 3127 struck the dump truck, then left the roadway and drove into a ditch. 

The driver of the Nissan, 33-year-old Todd Cashio, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, died at the scene. Louisiana State Police said he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. The driver of the dump truck, who has not been identified, was not hurt in the crash. Troopers said he or she showed no signs of impairment at the scene. Troopers said an autopsy would be performed and the investigation would continue. 

Another deadly dump truck accident occurred days prior and several states away. At approximately noon on October 19, a dump truck was traveling westbound on a state highway near Heber, Utah, about 15 miles south of Park City, Utah. Utah Highway Patrol reports officers received a call shortly before noon that the dump truck driver was behaving erratically. The dump truck suddenly careened over the middle barrier on the highway and slammed into the driver’s side of an eastbound pickup truck. An eastbound Jeep then swerved to try to avoid the crash and rolled onto its roof. 

Six men were inside the pickup truck, and all six died in the crash. Three of them were thrown from the vehicle. The driver of the Jeep and a passenger in the Jeep were transported to a hospital in Park City for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was treated for minor injuries and arrested on suspicion of six counts of automobile homicide. 

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