1 Killed, 3 Injured in Truck Accident on Route 191 near Moab, UT
Moab, UT -- June 18, 2022, one person was killed and three people were injured due to an accident where two trucks collided on Route 191.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:30 a.m. along Route 191 south of Moab.
Officials said that the incident occurred as a Dodge Ram traveling southbound somehow crossed the center line. As a result, it crashed head-on into a Ford truck going northbound.
Due to he crash, the driver of the Ram sustained fatal injuries. Another passenger and a child in the Ram had reportedly non-life-threatening injuries while the Ford driver also had injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time.
Commentary on Truck Accident on Route 191 in Moab
Folks tend to see a driver cross a center line and just assume that driver was doing something reckless. As possible as that is--likely, even--it's important to consider other possibilities, as well. For example, sudden mechanical failures due to a defect can cause a deadly wreck without any way for the driver to predict or avoid it. As unlikely as folks may say that is, they likely would have said the same about the infamous GM ignition switch scandal, and estimates say that killed over a hundred people. Yet the public didn't know about the issue for years because it took countless independent investigations to finally connect the dots. Perhaps further investigations here will show that something unusual led to this tragedy, as well.