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Truck Driver Charged For Colliding With Ohio Trooper’s Cruiser

A commercial truck driver has been charged with multiple traffic violations after the tractor trailer he was driving plowed into an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser that had stopped to assist the driver of an impaired vehicle, injuring a state trooper and another motorist. Investigators said that Trooper Rodney Hart, 45, had stopped in the right lane of I-70 eastbound in Licking County, Ohio, on the morning of April 12 to help Shanice Parker, 23, whose vehicle had been disabled from an earlier crash. Sgt. Hart positioned his cruiser to shield Parker’s vehicle, put flares on the road, and had ... Read More

Investigating single-vehicle truck crashes

A commercial truck driver died after losing control of his big rig on Interstate 5 near Ashland, Oregon. According to a report by The Oregonian, Robert Ormerod, 69, of Shingletown, California, was driving a 2006 Peterbilt tractor trailer for Youngman Trucking of Anderson, California, on the northbound lane when he lost control, skidded across the interstate, and crashed into Bear Creek. Emergency responders pronounced Ormerod dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. The Oregonian reported that Ormerod had been hauling a trailer of produce, much of which had poured out of the tractor trailer into the creek. Authorities ... Read More