Clark County Crash Kills Georgia Resident
CLARK COUNTY- Wbiw.com writes that a collision that took place in Clark County at about 3:55 a.m. killed a passenger in a minivan. The collision occurred on Interstate 65 close to the 11.9 Mile Marker.*
A tree had fallen across three lanes of the highway. The driver of a minivan slowed down upon seeing the fallen tree. When the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan slowed, a 2015 Mack U.P.S. truck rear-ended the vehicle. The truck, a semi that was pulling dual trailers was not able to slow fast enough to avoid striking the minivan.
The van was pushed into the interstate’s center median guardrail. There were four people traveling in the minivan at the time of the accident. The driver, 28-year-old Norma P. Zepeda-Escobar of Lilburn, Georgia, and two passengers, 32-year-old Julio C. Escobar, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and 30-year-old Abisai D. Garcia of Lilburn Georgia were all injured in the crash and taken to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time. The fourth person in the minivan, 33-year-old Isidra Cornejo Pineda, of Lilthonia, Georgia, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Driving around large trucks can make people uneasy. It is important to exercise caution around these massive vehicles. It is important to remember that trucks have larger blind spots, cannot maneuver as easily as smaller vehiclesand that they cannot stop quickly. It is important to give trucks space on the road. Pulling too quickly into a truck’s lane or making a driving maneuver that forces the truck to maneuver quickly or stop short puts a driver at risk of being involved in a crash with a semi.
Statistically, when passenger vehicles and trucks get into fatal collisions, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are killed 97 percent of the time.
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