Maidencreek Township, PA — June 13, 2017, Martha Kairis was killed following an accident where her vehicle and a dump truck crashed head-on.

The fatal collision, according to investigating officials, happened at around 6:45 a.m. south of Pleasant Hill Road.

Reports say that 22-year-old Kairis was in a passenger vehicle traveling southbound on US Highway 222. For reasons not entirely clear, the car crossed paths with an oncoming dump truck, resulting in a head-on collision.

Emergency services came out to the scene, but Kairis’s injuries proved fatal, and she died at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

Officials have yet to determined what might have caused the accident. Investigations are ongoing.

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With such a serious accident, I find it important to remind people that an accident this complex should solely be left to police investigations. Any accident involving a commercial vehicle is going to be significantly more complex than a typical car accident, and it needs to be examined by an experienced professional. While I have no doubt there are many competent police investigators out there, these kinds of crashes require more experienced and high-tech tools than most departments have access to. As such, very crucial details can fall through the cracks, and those affected bythe accident may not get the full story of what occurred.

A private investigation helps to ensure that the accident is investigated by an experienced professional who knows all possible factors which can contribute to a crash like this. In doing so, nothing will be disregarded or overlooked, and all of the facts can be brought to light. After all, those affected by an accident this serious shouldn’t be left with doubts about what happened. They deserve nothing less than the full story.

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I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
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I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
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