Josh Morris, Elwood Detro, Jacob Franklin, Dustin Thomas Injured in Multi-truck Accident in Mount Gilead, OH
Mount Gilead, OH -- August 17, 2022, Josh Morris, Elwood Detro, Jacob Franklin, and Dustin Thomas were injured in a multi-truck accident.
According to initial reports, the crash happened at around 8:00 a.m. along I-71 near mile marker 155.
It appears that 26-year-old Josh Morris, 75-year-old Elwood Detro, 49-year-old Jacob Franklin, and 41-year-old Dustin Thomas were all in separate commercial trucks traveling southbound on the interstate. A collision somehow occurred involving Morris and Detro's trucks. This caused a chain reaction.
After the crash, Morris reportedly had serious injuries. Detro, Franklin, and Thomas were said to have only minor injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Josh Morris, Elwood Detro, Jacob Franklin, Dustin Thomas Truck Accident in Mount Gilead
to be rather blunt here, I have some concerns about who is looking into the facts here. Folks often take for granted that authorities will get the answers so those involved can get the help they deserve. But if anyone can attest to the complexity of a commercial truck wreck, it's truckers. A crash involving four of them--four companies and four insurance teams doing everything they can not to help those involved--is only going to present more significant challenges.
For that reason, it's important folks understand why police investigations often come up short and why they may be better off ensuring independent accident reconstructionists look into things. Whatever ultimately happened here, those involved should make sure they're getting all the facts.