Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Chickasaw County, Iowa

A tractor trailer reportedly crossed the center line of Highway 18 in eastern Iowa and crashed head-on with another tractor trailer on Wednesday, Feb. 29. According to EasternIowaNewsNow.com, the driver of the tractor trailer that crossed the center line was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries following the crash. The driver of the other tractor trailer was killed in the collision.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInjuries.com, a recent survey shows that a majority of fatal crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks include a truck pulling one trailer. The survey shows that trucks in 64% of fatal accidents were pulling one trailer. The survey also found that 32% of trucks involved in fatal truck accidents were single-unit trucks, and fewer than 4% were multi-trailer trucks.

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