Sandra Campbell Killed in Truck Accident on US 75 in Woodson County, KS
Woodson County, KS -- July 18, 2022, Sandra Campbell was killed due to an accident where a vehicle hit an oversized load on US 75.
Authorities with the Kansas Highway Patrol said the crash happened at around 2:30 p.m. near Yates Center, north of the US 75 and US 54 intersection.
According to reports, 56-year-old Sandra Campbell was in a Dodge traveling southbound on the highway. Somehow, a collision occurred with Campbell's vehicle and the oversized load of an oncoming tractor-trailer.
Due to the crash, Campbell sustained fatal injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported. Investigations give no further details at this time.
Commentary on Sandra Campbell Truck Accident in Woodson County
Crashes like this raise some serious concerns because they aren't always as simple as the typical wreck involving things like texting or speeding or fatigue. While those are possibilities worth considering, something like an oversized load can complicate things without the right experience and tools.
A while back, I had a case involving an oversized load. Not only was the cargo on a trailer that was clearly too small for the load, but the visibility flags meant to ensure the obstruction was visible were so worn and faded that they might as well have not even been there. As a result, a fatal crash occurred.
I can't say if anything like that happened here, of course, but it's one of the reasons I'm always so adamant about independent investigations. Making sure folks get the full story should always be a priority. That's especially true if it turns out someone's negligent actions led to this woman's death.