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Posted on February 18, 2016 by

Fiery Inferno Triggered by Semi Crash Kills Driver

A semi truck driver was killed following a crash that occurred near Brownstown, according to an article on The Effingham Daily News website. The accident occurred around two o’clock in the morning on I-70.

One driver, a forty-three-year-old man, was experiencing problems with his equipment at that time. He had pulled onto the shoulder of the highway to investigate the problem. He attempted to pull back out onto the roadway and was struck by another semi truck driver from behind. The driver of the second semi truck was a fifty-one-year-old man, who quickly became engulfed by flames due to the accident. The man’s son was traveling behind him in a separate semi truck and he attempted to pull his father from the wreckage, but was not successful.

The truck driver whose semi was struck survived the crash with serious injuries. He was treated at the local hospital.

These types of accidents are so tragic. As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we talk with people all the time who have lost their loved ones in a trucking accident. Perhaps you’re suffering with a loss of your own and you want justice. Regardless of what type of accident it was, if you or someone you know has been a victim we can help. Contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys to talk with someone about your case. You deserve to be compensated for injuries and losses.