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Woman Killed after Semi Slams into Parked SUV on Side of Road

According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road. The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash, troopers said. Authorities say Danzer passed away on …

Troopers: FedEx Driver Wrecks after Falling Asleep in Mississippi

Lack of sleep yet making the conscious decision to get behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. Studies have shown that driving while sleepy is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. We’ve seen it time and time again where crashes could have been prevented had …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Collision in Jackson, MS

A woman was killed when her car crashed with an 18-wheel tractor trailer on eastbound Mississippi 22 on Thursday, April 19. The Clarion Ledger reported that the woman, who was a librarian at a nearby high school, died when her car hit the back of the tractor trailer as the two vehicles traveled beneath the …

Three-Vehicle Crash Kills One in Brookhaven, MS

A man was killed after his passenger truck was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 South in Brookhaven, Miss., on Monday, April 9. According to a report in the Sun Herald, the man’s truck struck a Mississippi Department of Transportation vehicle and was then rear-ended by a tractor trailer as the three vehicles …

Child Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in Ingomar, Miss.

The driver of a tractor trailer was attempting to avoid one accident when he smashed into an oncoming pickup truck, leaving a 12-year-old child hospitalized. According to WTVA.com, the tractor trailer was traveling southbound on Highway 15 when a vehicle in front of it slowed to make a turn. The driver of the rig was …

Hauling Semi Crashes in Peppertown, Miss.

A logging truck crashed with a passenger vehicle in Peppertown, Miss., on Wednesday, March 7, sending a log through the windshield of a passing van. According to WTVA.com, a car and semi truck were traveling east on Highway 78 when the two collided. Both veered into the median and the truck overturned, catapulting a log …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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