Cheryl Wilson Killed in Truck Accident in Shawnee, KS
Shawnee, KS -- September 30, 2022, Cheryl Wilson was killed due to an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed and overturned.
Investigators were called to I-435 at around 2:50 p.m., just off the Renner Road bridge.
Authorities said in statements that Cheryl Wilson was in a tractor-trailer traveling southbound along the interstate. The tractor-trailer somehow struck an unoccupied pickup, causing the semi to run off-road and overturn.
Wilson was ejected during the crash and sustained fatal injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Cheryl Wilson Truck Accident in Shawnee
When it comes to crashes like this, there can be complex issues to look into which, quite frankly, authorities aren't always equipped to handle on their own. One such factor concerns the victim's vehicle and whether or not the victim could have survived in a better truck. Many manufacturers simply don't care about the safety of truck drivers, so the cabins collapse and rupture far too easily. In trucks from more prudent manufacturers, a crash like this can sometimes be survivable. Looking into this possibility is just one piece of the puzzle, but the fact it's a piece often overlooked typically makes more thorough independent investigations wise.