• July 14, 2022

Dennis Davis Killed in Truck Accident on US-160 in Stanton County, KS

Stanton County, KS — July 11, 2022, 57-year-old Dennis Davis was killed in a crash with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 160 in Stanton County.

According to reports the incident happened around 9:40 a.m. along US-160 near mile marker 23.3. Preliminary investigation suggests Davis was westbound on the highway behind a GMC semi-truck driven by 33-year-old Zachary Wester. Wester reportedly slowed to turn north onto a service road and Davis' Chevy pickup crashed into the rear of the semi. The Chevy then caught fire.

Davis suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Wester was unhurt.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Dennis Davis Accident in Stanton County

When folks see a rear-end collision I've noticed many will automatically assume the rear driver did something wrong. Maybe that's true here as well, but it's best not to jump to any such conclusions before a thorough investigation is conducted.

Right now reports have a rough sketch of what happened, but don't or can't really say why things went that way. Why did the pickup hit the semi-truck? How fast were both vehicles moving when the truck slowed down? Did the truck driver brake suddenly or gradually as he approached the turn? Did the semi-truck's brake lights work properly? Did the driver signal? If so, how long before the turn did he activate it? Did the pickup have any mechanical issues that prevented it from slowing or stopping effectively? Did its airbags activate properly? Was the victim distracted when he approached the truck? Tired? Could he have been incapacitated by some kind of medical issue?

Dennis Davis Killed in Truck Accident on US-160 in Stanton County, KS

These questions and many others need answers before anyone can accurately say what happened, but looking into those extenuating factors isn't about complicating things or arguing with police. The simple fact is unusual things happen in traffic accidents all the time.

Anyone hurt in a crash deserves the benefit of the doubt unless objective facts determine they were at fault. Once there's been a full and proper investigation, the evidence will have the final say on what caused the wreck and who (if anyone) should be held responsible.

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