• August 12, 2022

Truck Driver Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on Southard Highway in Rome Township, MI

Rome Township, MI -- August 10, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a tanker trailer crashed on Southard Highway.

Investigators reported that the crash took place in Lenawee County at around 3:35 p.m. along Southard Highway near Burton Road.

Rome Township, MI 18-wheeler Accident Kills Trucker on Southard Highway

According to officials, a 67-year-old Addison man was in a tanker trailer traveling northbound on Southard. Somehow, the truck ran off-road, hit several trees, then overturned.

Authorities pronounced the Addison man deceased at the scene. Right now, authorities are investigating medical emergency as a possible factor. No further information can be confirmed.

Commentary on Tanker Accident on Southard Highway in Rome Township

Police mention medical emergency as a possible factor, but it seems clear they haven't confirmed anything. I've seen reports like this where it turned out that authorities were simply speculating and didn't actually know anything about the crash. That's one of the reasons I'm so adamant that there are more thorough independent investigations into crashes like this. Frankly, not enough people give single-vehicle truck wrecks the attention they deserve.

For example, I get dozens of crashes like this brought to me in which no one even bothered to consider mechanical issues as a possible factor. Trucks are incredibly complex, and all kinds of things can go wrong. But without the right tools and experience, authorities can easily overlook serious issues. Could that be happening here? It will obviously require evidence one way or another, but it's something to consider if a man's loved ones are going to get the answers they deserve.

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