Evgeny Zolotarev Killed in Van, Truck Accident in Perrysburg Township, OH
Perrysburg Township, OH -- December 14, 2022, Evgeny Zolotarev was killed due to an accident where a van crashed into a semi-truck.
Officials say that the crash happened early Wednesday near mile marker 67 of the Ohio Turnpike. It appears that 61-year-old Evgeny Zolotarev was in a Sprinter van traveling westbound along the Turnpike. For reasons currently unclear, the van went off the right side of the roadway where it crashed into a tractor-trailer.
Zolotarev's injuries proved fatal following the collision. No other injuries were reported.
Commentary on Evgeny Zolotarev Truck Accident in Perrysburg Township
If these details are accurate, it would obviously be important to find out why the van left its lane. But my concern is that's sometimes the only thing authorities look into. There could be other extenuating factors to consider. For example, the 18-wheeler parked along the highway can be crucial to look into. Was it there legally? Was it clearly marked according to federal guidelines? I recall a case from a while ago where a truck stopped along the highway because the company simply neglected to do regular repairs, inevitably leading to a breakdown. I'm not saying that happened here, but when someone loses their life, it's important folks understand that getting all the facts and letting the evidence speak for itself should be a top priority.