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Fatal Kentucky crash involving a dump truck

Commercial trucks serve many purposes. Whether it is a semi-truck making a shipment, a delivery truck dropping off a package, a construction truck carrying supplies or a garbage truck picking up waste, these large vehicles share the roads with other automobiles on a daily basis. While these drivers are required to drive safely, following the rules of the road and of the trucking industry, negligence and recklessness can happen. This could be the cause of a serious or even fatal truck crash.

According to recent reports, a fatal truck accident took place in Warsaw. Authorities in Kentucky stated that the crash involved a pickup truck and a dump truck. The two-vehicle crash took place on U.S. 42 at Kentucky 1039 during the afternoon hours.

Emergency crews responded to the scene. One person was reported dead, while two others were injured and transported to the hospital for medical treatment. It is not clear what vehicle the victims came from at this time. Investigation is ongoing, and no information regarding cause or liability has been reported at this time.

Accident investigation is critical following any accident, especially those involving fatality. Accident reconstruction could help paint a better picture for investigators, helping authorities and victims take action following the crash. For those that have lost a loved one in a truck crash, it is possible to file a wrongful death action. This civil action could help place accountability on a negligent driver, while also assisting with the recovery of compensation for losses and damages arising from the crash.

Source: Fox19.com, "Police investigate fatal Gallatin Co. accident," April 10, 2018

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