Robert Wilson Killed in Truck Accident on I-10 East in Iberville Parish, LA
Iberville Parish, LA — December 20, 2022, 47-year-old Robert Wilson died in an 18-wheeler accident on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. on I-10 East near mile marker 136. Preliminary investigation suggests Wilson was driving an International tractor-trailer on the highway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The truck swerved off the roadway and overturned in a nearby wooded area.
Wilson, allegedly not wearing a seat belt, was fatally injured in the crash.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Robert Wilson Accident in Iberville Parish
There are all kinds of factors that can lead to a deadly wreck like this, and while folks may be quick to assume the driver did something wrong, they must keep in mind that thorough investigations often show there's more to a commercial truck wreck than meets the eye.
One thing to consider, for example, is the condition and design of the truck itself. Sometimes a crash like this should be survivable, but poor design or corner-cutting manufacture cause it to take more damage than it realistically should have. I've even seen too many truck accidents where a driver who supposedly wasn't restrained (as officers allege was the case on I-10) actually was, but the seat belt broke or came unbuckled during the crash.
Unfortunately law enforcement is often ill-equipped to look into truck malfunctions or defects, which is why I try to shed light on them as much as possible so folks are aware of some possibilities authorities might otherwise neglect. Click below to read more.