Nathan Colburn, David Lambert Killed in Truck Accident in Lawrence County, OH
Lawrence County, OH -- September 22, 2022, Nathan Colburn and David Lambert were killed after an accident where their vehicles collided.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 5:50 a.m. along State Route 7. It appears that 24-year-old Nathan Colburn was northbound on Route 7 when the pickup reportedly went into oncoming lanes. There, the pickup crashed with a semi-truck driven by 49-year-old David Lambert.
Due to the collision, both Colburn and Lambert sustained fatal injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Nathan Colburn, David Lambert Truck Accident in Lawrence County
I want to be clear that I don't have any specific details about this crash beyond what's already publicly available. My only goal here is to illustrate to people why I, with 30 years of experience with truck wrecks, would take reports like these with a grain of salt. There's no telling what more could come out about the story once experienced investigators dig into the details.
A while back, I had a case in which a driver apparently went left of center and hit an 18-wheeler. The family asked us to look into things just to be sure they were getting the full story. It turned out they weren't even getting an accurate story.
What actually happened was the 18-wheeler went left of center, so the victim swerved left to avoid it. The truck driver then veered back into their original lane where the vehicles then collided. The officer in charge simply didn't do a thorough enough job, and their reports missed vital evidence.
I don't bring any of this up to shift blame one way or the other. Like I said, it's an example of why a crash this serious is typically better off in the hands of experienced independent investigators. Folks read that someone crossed the center line and figure there's nothing more anyone needs to know. But what if something else happened? What if there were mechanical issues? What if there were road hazards? What if some other reckless driver forced the victim across the center line? What if something about the road itself put these drivers in danger?
Two people lost their lives here. At the very least, that should warrant every possible step to get their loved ones the answers they deserve. Are those steps being taken?