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Truck Driver Facing Charges for Fatal Crash on Interstate 95 in Camden County, Florida (FL)


July 19, 2020

CAMDEN COUNTY, FL- Fbnewsleader.com writes that a truck driver is now facing charges for an accident that killed a 911 dispatcher in Camden County. The tragic crash took place on Interstate 95 in the early morning when the victim was on her way home from work. The 26-year-old was traveling at a high rate of speed when she collided with the back of the truck. Recent updates indicate that the truck involved was barely moving at the time.*

Following the crash, the driver of the truck, identified as a 50-year-old man, claimed the semi was moving at roughly 65 miles per hour. While the man does not speak fluent English, he twice indicated to police officers that he was traveling 65 miles per hour, including writing the numbers with his fingers. The police then requested a translator who stated that the driver claimed to have set his cruise control at 75 miles per hour.

A crash reconstruction team found that the truck could not have been traveling at more than five miles per hour. The truck seems to have run out of fuel, and data from the vehicle indicates that the large vehicle may have been stopped, or moving between two and five miles an hour. 

The driver is now facing charges for making false statements to police officers. The road also has a minimum speed limit of 40 miles per hour, which means that the driver will also face charges for failure to exercise due care and misdemeanor homicide by vehicle. 

The trucker reportedly turned himself in but was released on bond several days later. 

While slow driving is not as widely discussed as a danger as speeding, drivers who travel too slowly on high-speed roads can create major hazards for themselves and others. 

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Sources:

https://www.fbnewsleader.com/regional/driver-charged-911-dispatchers-death

https://www.dispatch.com/article/20140216/NEWS/302169905


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