Madison Co, MO - Driver Dies Following Rear-End Truck Crash
Madison Co, MO (March 18, 2021) - A woman died when a tractor-trailer struck her car on Thursday, March 18th in Madison County.
Officials stated that at about 1:00 p.m., a 34-year-old woman from St. Charles County was driving her 2016 Toyota eastbound along Interstate 70 when the tractor-trailer traveling behind her failed to reduce its speed and rear-ended the smaller vehicle.
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
The 22-year-old truck operator and the passenger riding with him were unharmed during the incident.
The victim has not yet been identified.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Madison County
Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that 4,951 victims were killed in crashes involving oversized commercial trucks in 2018. That’s almost 5,000 families that suffered the loss of someone who is irreplaceable. Among all truck accident fatalities in that same year, 18% of them were occupants of the truck, and 82% were occupants of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist.
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