• September 23, 2022

Kenneth Allen Key Killed in Tanker Truck Accident in Richmond County, GA

Richmond County, GA -- September 19, 2022, Kenneth Allen Key was killed after an accident where an 18-wheeler rolled over.

Investigators said that the collision happened at around 9:00 p.m. along Peach Orchard Road.

Kenneth Allen Key Killed in Tanker Truck Accident in Richmond County, GA

It appears that 55-year-old Kenneth Allen Key was in an 18-wheeler that came upon an abandoned vehicle along southbound lanes. Somehow, Key's semi hit the car, then lost control and ran off-road. The truck then overturned.

Key sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

Commentary on Kenneth Allen Key Tanker Truck Accident in Richmond County

There's a lot we don't know about this crash, so it would be irresponsible for folks to go jumping to conclusions. With that said, there is a particular factor which I feel doesn't get enough attention these days, and I can't help wondering if it's getting any attention here. Put simply, did this crash have to be fatal, or would a higher quality truck have protected the victim?

When it comes to 18-wheeler rollovers, they can become deadly when they should be survivable. This is because many truck manufacturers continue to build trucks without regard for how well-protected the driver is despite that technology existing and being reasonably accessible. If someone dies in a crash because the cabin caves in where trucks from a more responsible manufacturer would have held up, those lazy and negligent manufacturers can be on the hook for their selfish actions. Understanding this could show there's a lot more to this crash than people realize.

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