• October 07, 2022

Joseph Perry Jr. Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Summit County, OH

Summit County, OH -- October 1, 2022, Joseph Perry Jr. was killed following an accident where a semi-truck and a pickup collided.

Investigators reported that the accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. along State Route 18 in the Bath Township area.

Initial details said that 26-year-old Joseph Perry Jr. was in a pickup traveling along westbound lanes of the highway. Somehow, the pickup crashed into the back of a semi-truck. Perry's vehicle the crashed off-road.

As a result of the accident, Perry sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were included in statements. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Joseph Perry Jr. Semi-Truck Accident in Summit County

Folks tend to assume that a rear-end collision like this must have been the fault of the rear driver. Frankly, that is the most common scenario, given things like speeding and distracted driving. That said, it would be outright irresponsible to make those assumptions and not let the evidence speak for itself. Let me give an example.

Joseph Perry Jr. Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Summit County, OH

A while back, I was looking into a crash where a vehicle rear-ended an 18-wheeler while it was dark out. Weeks later, evidence came to light showing that the 18-wheeler had just merged from the shoulder without its lights on. Who in their right mind would blame something like that on the person who hit the practically invisible trailer?

I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but possibilities like those only come to light when investigators are diligent and thorough. The sooner steps are taken to look into this tragic event, the sooner the victim's loved ones can be sure they're getting the whole story.

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