Vehicle Wreck Leaves One Man Dead in McConnelsville, Ohio
MCCONNELSVILLE, OH. – November 5, 2018 - A vehicle wreck in Ohio November 5, 2018 left one man dead, according to an online news report from daily-jeff.com.*
The wreck occurred on the morning of November 5 on Route 60 in Morgan County, Ohio. A commercial truck hauling nitrogen was backing across Route 60, when a passenger vehicle drove into the side of the truck and became wedged underneath.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, 44-year-old James M. Norman, of McConnelsville, Ohio, was trapped inside the badly damaged car. For several hours, crews worked to free him from the wreckage. He died at the scene.
The driver of the truck was not injured. Officials closed the roadway while they worked to clear the wreckage and investigate the accident. No additional information is available about the crash at this time.
More than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
Ohio’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were below the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 9.7 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 0.95 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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