• April 21, 2022

Deontae Demar Townsend Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Limestone County, AL

Limestone County, AL -- April 20, 2022, Deontae Demar Townsend was killed after an accident where his vehicle crashed with an RV and an 18-wheeler.

Investigators responded to the area of I-65 mile marker 355 at around 5:00 a.m. It appears that 31-year-old Deontae Demar Townsend was in a pickup traveling northbound along the interstate. Somehow, the pickup crashed into an RV that had broken down along the highway. The pickup then landed in travel lanes where an 18-wheeler crashed into it.

After the crash, authorities say that Townsend succumbed to fatal injuries. It appears no one else was injured. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Deontae Demar Townsend 18-wheeler Accident in Limestone County

Deontae Demar Townsend 18-wheeler Accident Limestone County, AL

There are some key details not mentioned in these reports which could have drastic consequences one what would come next for victims and families involved in the accident. For one, it's not entirely clear where this RV was or if it was visible. If it was off on the shoulder and well lit, that's one thing. If it was blocking a lane of travel without its lights on, that's something else entirely. There's also the matter of the secondary collision. It could be that was a rapid chain of events the truck driver couldn't possibly avoid, but if a significant amount of time passed , and the victim's wrecked vehicle was visible, a driver failing to avoid it would raise some serious red flags. Put simply, a man lost his life here. Shouldn't that warrant every possible step to ensure his loved ones are getting the full story?

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