• December 27, 2022

Driver Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-77 in Jackson County, WV

Jackson County, WV -- December 21, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed off I-77.

Current information released to the public provides only a few preliminary details about the crash. It apparently happened at around 7:00 a.m. near mile marker 139 of I-77, north of the town of Ripley. It appears that a tractor-trailer was going along the interstate when it somehow ran into the embankment and overturned. The driver was pronounced deceased following the crash and is unidentified at this time.

The cause of the rollover still hasn't been confirmed, but it's important investigators handling things are experienced and well-equipped. Authorities alone don't often have the necessary means to look into a complex deadly commercial truck wreck.

Jackson County, WV Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills 1 on I-77

For example, when people contact me about a loved one involved in an 18-wheeler rollover, it often surprises them when I ask whether or not someone has looked into the structural integrity of the cabin. Why would that matter?

Well, many truck manufacturers simply don't care about the safety of their customers. As a result, there are rollovers which should be survivable that turn fatal due to this oversight. Likely or not, it's important a grieving family at least knows they're getting the full story. If no one is asking these questions here, I can't help wondering if they may be overlooking other important factors, as well.

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