• August 10, 2022

FedEx Driver Killed in Crossover Accident on SR 674 in Hillsborough County, FL

Hillsborough County, FL — August 8, 2022, a FedEx driver died in a three-vehicle accident involving two tractor-trailers on State Road 674 in Hillsborough County.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:10 a.m. in the area of SR-674 and Katie Stanaland Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a FedEx delivery van was headed east on the roadway when it crossed over the center line for unknown reasons. The van then crashed head-on with a westbound tractor-trailer. A second big rig passed through the debris created by the initial collision but was able to make a controlled stop.

The FedEx driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither truck driver was injured.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Crossover Accident in Hillsborough County

Reports say the victim of this crash crossed over the center line for yet-unknown reasons. I don't have any specific reason to doubt that, but I hope investigators are hard at work figuring out precisely why that happened. Was the driver distracted by something and just drifted off course, or could something beyond their control have happened? Was the road wet or hazardous? Was the dividing line clear? Could anything have been wrong or defective in the delivery van that made it go out of control?

Those and other questions must be addressed to find the whole truth, which is always critical to learn after just about any wreck. It's always best for objective facts learned through careful investigation to tell the story rather than leaving any part of it to police hunches or witness interpretations. If police are ready to shrug and just blame the FedEx driver for making a mistake, maybe independent investigators--ones working on behalf of the victim, not just FedEx--should take another look.

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