Kenwin Printup Killed in Truck Accident on US-72 in Madison County, AL
Madison County, AL — December 16, 2022, 50-year-old Kenwin Printup died in a crash between two 18-wheelers on U.S. Highway 72 in Madison County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:50 p.m. along US-72 near mile marker 105. Preliminary investigation suggests Printup was driving a Peterbilt tractor-trailer on the highway when for unknown reasons he collided with logs being hauled by a Freightliner big rig.
Printup was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Kenwin Printup Accident in Madison County
On this blog I often talk about the dangers of jumping to premature conclusions--and how often people do that anyway. Take the Alabama wreck above: News reports only vaguely say the victim hit the logs carried by another truck, but long experience tells me some folks will quickly decide that must have happened because he made a mistake at the wheel. Is that possible? Of course, but until clear evidence can tell the story so are many other things. Anything from bad road conditions to vehicle failures to medical emergencies could be involved, and it's important to learn all the wreck's circumstances rather than speculate.
The fact of the matter is commercial vehicle accidents are about as complex as a crash can be. Until there's been a thorough independent investigation into exactly what happened here, people should avoid jumping to conclusions and simply focus on what can be done for the grieving family.