Alexandria Soilberry Killed in Albany, GA FedEx Truck Accident
Albany, GA — July 14, 2022, 31-year-old Alexandria Soilberry was fatally injured when her FedEx truck crashed with a semi-truck in Albany.
According to reports the incident happened around 4:00 p.m. on the 600 block of Liberty Expressway near the Jefferson exit. Preliminary investigation suggests Soilberry was headed east in a FedEx box truck when she lost control for unknown reasons. The truck passed through the median and crashed head-on with a westbound tractor-trailer.
Soilberry was transported to an area hospital where she died a short time later. The truck driver, 67-year-old Sergiy Grebinnyk, was last reported in stable condition.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Alexandria Soilberry Accident in Albany
It seems reports are still missing a great deal of important information. It's one thing to read that the victim swerved through the median, but it's another entirely to find out how that happened. If the driver lost control, why? Was she speeding? Was she awake, alert, and paying attention? Was the truck itself in good working order? Was its cargo reasonably sized and properly secured? What were weather, road, and traffic conditions like in the area?
I don't ask questions like those to overcomplicate things or point fingers, but I can't be the only one who doesn't accept a "these things happen" mentality when someone lost her life. It's crucial to investigate the matter carefully--mostly to find the truth, but also because abundant facts are generally needed to get people the help they deserve after a commercial truck accident. Even in the case of professional drivers who typically receive workers' compensation benefits, it's best for them and their loved ones to have clear proof of what happened to ensure there are no misunderstandings.
It usually takes more than police or news reports to get that proof, though, which is why I often suggest independent investigations rather than waiting for a police report and hoping it has enough information on it. With the evidence independent experts find, victims and families whose lives are affected by these terrible accidents are often able to get back on track.