• August 08, 2022

Irving Wright Dead, Sherice Wright Injured in Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County, IL

Jefferson County, IL — August 4, 2022, Irving Wright died and Sherice Wright was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

According to reports the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. along I-57. Preliminary investigation suggests Irving Wright, 61, was driving a passenger vehicle north on the highway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The car veered into a median, then hit an embankment. It then crashed into the trailer of a northbound 18-wheeler.

Irving Wright was fatally injured in the crash. The car's passenger Sherice Wright, 53, was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The truck driver refused medical attention.

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

Irving Wright Dead, Sherice Wright Injured in Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County, IL

Commentary on Irving and Sherice Wright Accident on I-57

When reading about crashes where a driver mysteriously loses control of their vehicle, people have an unfortunate habit of assuming that driver did something wrong at the time. While it's true that many people veer off-course while using a phone, speeding, or falling asleep, those are far from the only possible explanations for what happened.

For instance, one area to investigate further (and unfortunately one that doesn't always get the needed attention) is the possibility of a product defect. They're sometimes hard to detect and the crashes they cause often look the same as those caused by other things, which means police without the right training or equipment often miss them.

Click the picture below to learn more about learning if a defect played a part in a serious crash.

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