Chad Miller Injured in Crash with 18-Wheeler on I-29 near Whiting, IA
Whiting, IA — October 30, 2022, 43-year-old Chad Miller was injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 29 near Whiting.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:00 p.m. on northbound I-29 just west of town. Preliminary investigation suggests a tanker 18-wheeler was traveling north on the highway when Miller, allegedly driving south in the same lane, crashed into it. After the impact the semi-trailer overturned in the roadway.
Miller suffered unspecified injuries in the wreck and was taken to an area hospital. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Chad Miller Accident near Whiting
Reports say the injured victim in this accident may have been traveling the wrong direction on the road. I have no specific reason to doubt that, but before anyone takes it as the whole story it's best that investigators look closer and figure out exactly how and why his vehicle ended up there. Did he drift left of center while looking at a phone, or maybe fall briefly asleep at the wheel? Or did something out of his hands cause his vehicle to cross over, like a blown tire or a mechanical defect?
Crossover and wrong-way wreck tend to make people jump to conclusions about the crossover driver being wholly to blame for both the wreck and their injuries, but time and again I've seen cases where there was a lot more to the story. Could that be the case here, and will police take the time and care needed to find out?