Jasmine Morrison Killed, Tyler Stewart Injured in Truck, Van Accident on State Route 8 in Columbus, NY
UPDATE (December 7, 2022): Authorities identified the victims in the accident. The woman killed in the crash was Jasmine Morrison. The driver of the van was identified as Tyler Stewart, and he reportedly was airlifted from the scene. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Columbus, NY -- December 5, 2022, one person was killed and one was injured following an accident between a van and a semi-truck.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 11:00 a.m. in the area of State route 8 and County Route 25.
According to officials, a Rome woman and a Lee Center man were in a van traveling along Route 8. Ahead, a tractor-trailer was making a right turn when the van somehow hit the back of it.
The woman in the van died due to the crash. The man had injuries thought to be non-life-threatening. No further information has been given at this time.
Commentary on Jasmine Morrison, Tyler Stewart Truck Accident in Columbus
People tend to see a rear-end collision and just place all the blame on the driver of that vehicle. Frankly, that is the more common situation, considering things like distracted driving. But there are other possibilities to consider. Did the truck have its lights or blinker on? Did it make a wide right turn and cut off the van? Did the van experience any sudden mechanical issues? Is this a notoriously dangerous intersection? Likely or not, someone lost their life here. That alone should warrant steps to consider even unlikely possibilities.