Richard Lupton Killed, Lashaya Goldsmith, Anastasia Keermann Injured in Truck Accident in Gloucester County, NJ
Gloucester County, NJ -- November 10, 2022, Richard Lupton was killed, Lashaya Goldsmith and Anastasia Keermann were hurt in a truck accident.
Initial details said that the crash happened at around 12:30 p.m. off the corner of Malaga Road and Morgan Road.
It appears that 62-year-old Richard Lupton was the driver of a Mack truck traveling eastbound on Malaga. Authorities believe that an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line, hitting Lupton's truck. This cause Lupton's vehicle to then hit a westbound car.
Lupton's truck ran off-road after the two collisions, then hit a tree. As a result, Lupton sustained fatal injuries. The other two drivers, identified as 30-year-old Lashaya Goldsmith and 27-year-old Anastasia Keermann, respectively, had unspecified injuries.
Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Richard Lupton, Lashaya Goldsmith, Anastasia Keermann Truck Accident in Gloucester County
I discuss the importance of independent investigators on this blog quite often, and crashes like this are generally the reason for that. A commercial truck wreck is complex enough. A multi-vehicle wreck spanning both lanes and even going off-road is only going to make things more challenging without the right experience and equipment.
Police on their own rarely have the resources to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks. Independent investigations, then, are often the best choice when it comes to getting people the answers they need. Whether those answers give them some sense of closure or an opportunity to get the help they need, one should never take for granted that they'll get answers without taking the steps necessary to actually get them.