• December 21, 2022

Judy Ashley Killed, Duane Glass, Daryl Turner, Brent Rhodes, Courtney Osterman, Mohad Mohamed Abdi Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Warren County, OH

Warren County, OH -- December 20, 2022, Judy Ashley was killed and Duane Glass, Daryl Turner, and others were hurt in an 18-wheeler accident.

Authorities said that the incident happened late Tuesday afternoon along I-75 in the Turtle Creek area. Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear. Details say only that an 18-wheeler and multiple other vehicles piled up along the northbound lanes of the interstate at around 4:48 p.m. It closed the northbound lanes until the following morning.

Due to the crash, reports show that the driver of a Ford Bronco, 58-year-old Judy Ashley, sustained fatal injuries. Ashley died following transport to a hospital.

It appears others involved had serious injuries. They were identified as 60-year-old Duane Glass, 55-year-old Daryl Turner, and the truck driver 53-year-old Mohad Mohamed Abdi. Other victims were identified as 27-year-old Brent Rhodes, 26-year-old Courtney Osterman, and 27-year-old Drew Calvert.

Investigations are ongoing at this time.

Commentary on Judy Ashley 18-wheeler Accident in Warren County

I'm not surprised that there are so few details about what happened here this soon after the crash. Frankly, commercial truck wrecks are challenging enough on their own without them involving multiple vehicles and a fatality. Perhaps the fact crews closed multiple lanes for almost a whole day is a sign they were hard at work looking into the facts, but it would surprise folks to see how often those efforts came up short.

Judy Ashley Killed, Duane Glass, Daryl Turner, Brent Rhodes, Courtney Osterman, Mohad Mohamed Abdi Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Warren County, OH

While there are departments out there with the experienced personnel, equipment, and time to dedicate to a deadly truck wreck, others are simply out-classed in terms of how challenging the crash is and how highly they prioritize accident reconstruction. Departments that don't provide officers with time, training, and tools needed for something this complex are bound to let important details slip through the cracks.

This chaotic event could all just be down to someone texting and driving. It could be the result of a tire blowout caused by poor maintenance. It could be due to fatigue, alcohol or drugs, speeding, a lack of professional training, or even something unusual like a mechanical defect. At the end of the day, if investigators aren't taking steps to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks, then all of this information may need to make its way into the hands of more experienced and dedicated professionals. People getting the answers and the help they need likely depends on it.

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