Daniel Lee Leinen Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Wolf Creek Township, PA
Wolf Creek Township, PA -- July 31, 2022, Daniel Lee Leinen was killed due to an accident where a semi-truck hit Leinen along the interstate.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:30 a.m. on I-80 near the Grove City exit.
According to initial reports, Daniel Lee Leinen was in a vehicle traveling westbound on I-80 when a tire blew out. Reports say Leinen pulled over to change the tire. Sometime after this, a semi-truck somehow hit Leinen.
Leinen sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time. Mercer County and Pennsylvania State Police continue investigations.
Commentary on Daniel Lee Leinen Truck Accident in Wolf Creek Township
There isn't much information about what exactly happened here. Folks may be quick to assume the truck driver is at fault, but a lot of that depends on where the victim was and how visible they were. If, for example, someone is in the middle of a dark roadway, a truck driver might not be able to avoid them no matter how safe and attentive they are. However, if the victim is fully on the shoulder and well-lit or using visible hazard lights, a truck somehow going onto the shoulder and hitting them would be a big problem. So what exactly happened here, and are authorities taking the steps to get clear answers?