One Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on I-65 in Franklin, TN
Franklin, TN -- February 2, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a semi-truck crashed into a car along I-65.
In their reports, investigators said that the crash happened early Wednesday in the area of Moores Lane. According to reports, a car was broken down along the interstate, reportedly with its lights off. While there, a semi-truck crashed into the car.
The driver of the car sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The truck driver had unspecified injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Fatal Semi-Truck Accident on I-65 in Franklin
From these reports, it seems pretty clear that the truck driver was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. A car broken down in the middle of a dark interstate without its lights on is obviously serious. However, I always advocate for investigations to be thorough, and part of that will be verifying if these reports are accurate.
Here's an example of why I say that. I had a family come to me with a crash that had details incredibly similar to these. One thing police missed in their investigations, though was that the truck had a dash cam and a camera in the cabin. We went through the courts and obtained the footage, and it turned out police got the facts completely wrong.
The dash cam footage clearly showed that the victim's vehicle did have its lights on, and it was clearly visible about three-quarters of a mile down the road. So why didn't the truck driver move over or slow down? Well, the cabin video revealed the man was too busy watching shows on his tablet. By the time he looked up and saw the car, it was already too late to avoid the crash.
Again, I'm not at all saying that's what happened here. I'm simply saying that these initial reports are not always as thorough as folks think. If further independent investigations showed that police already know all there is to know here, that wouldn't be too unusual, and at least the victim's loved ones would know they're getting the full story. Otherwise, if there's more to all of this, are steps being taken to bring the truth to light?