• August 22, 2022

Deborah Burrelli, Thomas Cartmel Killed in Truck Accident in Pembroke, NY

Pembroke, NY -- August 21, 2022, Deborah Burrelli and Thomas Cartmel were killed as the result of an accident where their truck crashed.

Investigators reported that the crash took place late Sunday evening along westbound lanes of the New York Thruway at the Slusser Road overpass.

Deborah Burrelli, Thomas Cartmel Killed in Truck Accident in Pembroke, NY

According to officials, 67-year-old Deborah J. Burrelli and 64-year-old Thomas T. Cartmel were in a Dodge truck hauling a long trailer along the interstate. Somehow, the truck ran off the road, then crashed into the embankment at the overpass.

As a result of the crash, both Burrelli and Cartmel sustained fatal injuries. No additional details about the crash are available at this time.

Commentary on Deborah Burrelli, Thomas Cartmel Truck Accident in Pembroke

It's not entirely clear what went wrong here, but folks tend to assume a vehicle running off-road and crashing is the result of a driver being reckless. Did they fall asleep? Were they speeding? Were they on their phone? As common as those factors may be, it would be irresponsible not to look into other possibilities, common or not.

Whether it's mechanical issues, medical emergencies, tire defects, road hazards, or some other unforeseeable issue, driers do not always have control over these situations. Without the right experience and equipment, those possible factors can easily slip through the cracks. That's why it's crucial folks understand these possibilities and the importance of putting the crash in the hands of independent investigators who know what to look for. Are those steps happening here?

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