• August 08, 2022

Bryona Blacksten Killed in Truck Accident on I-475 in Sylvania Township, OH

Sylvana Township, OH — July 29, 2022, 32-year-old Bryona Blacksten was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 475 in Sylvania Township.

According to reports the incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. along eastbound I-475. Preliminary reports suggest Blacksten was standing outside her disabled Jeep Compass in the left lane of the roadway when she was fatally struck by a passing Kenworth 18-wheeler driven by 59-year-old Mark Morgan.

Blacksten was pronounced dead at the scene. Morgan was unhurt.

The investigation is ongoing but investigators do not believe impairment was a factor.

No further information is currently available.

Bryona Blacksten Killed in Truck Accident on I-475 in Sylvania Township, OH

Commentary on Bryona Blacksten Accident in Sylvania Township

News reports suggest the victim was standing somewhere in the roadway when the truck approached, and experience tells me the company behind that truck and driver would make much of that detail--and any others they can find that suggest their man did nothing wrong.

People may not always realize this but a trucking company is likely to protest any suggestion of fault as hard and long as it can before accepting any responsibility for an accident like this. They have assets and reputations to protect, and they'll fight like hell to do so. Police reports aren't always helpful in proving them wrong, either; it often takes careful independent investigation to learn all the needed facts and find the evidence that tells the whole story.

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