Richard Erwin Tuttle Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in McCulloch County, TX
McCulloch County, TX -- August 8, 2022, Richard Erwin Tuttle was killed due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed off-road.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. along Highway 71, just off FM 2309.
According to details, 74-year-old Richard Erwin Tuttle was driving a Peterbilt truck westbound along the highway. For reasons unclear, the vehicle ran off road, then jackknifed and overturned.
Tuttle sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Richard Erwin Tuttle 18-wheeler Accident in McCulloch County
Folks like to come at lawyers like me with accusations that I am anti-trucker just because I handle commercial vehicle wrecks. Yet when a tragic incident like this happens, I seem to be one of the only ones who says something about. The fact of the matter is folks are quick to just assume the driver did something wrong. As possible as that may be, there are all kinds of reasons an 18-wheeler can lose control which a driver may not have control over.
Mechanical issues, for example, deserve special attention in these situations. Frankly, authorities rarely have the tools or experience to look into that sort of thing. Many truck drivers end up blamed for something that a manufacturer or a repair shop did wrong. Could it be that happened here? It would take more thorough investigations to say for sure. In the meantime, folks can read about these possible factors further in the article below to learn how to anticipate these challenges.