Harry Sawyer Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on I-11 near Boulder City, NV
Boulder City, NV — December 20, 2022, 55-year-old truck driver Harry Sawyer died in an 18-wheeler rollover crash on Interstate 11 near Boulder City.
Authorities say the incident happened Tuesday night on I-11 at the Boulder City Parkway off-ramp. They released few specifics about the cause or circumstances of the wreck, but say Sawyer was driving a big rig on the ramp when he allegedly lost control for unknown reasons and the truck overturned.
Sawyer was fatally injured in the crash.
No further information is currently available.
The cause of this terrible accident hasn't yet been confirmed, but to ensure the truth is learned it's important that the people in charge of the investigation have the right tools and experience. Little as I like saying it, police don't always have what they need to get to the bottom of something like this.
For example, people who call us about a loved one hurt in an 18-wheeler rollover are often surprised when we ask whether anyone has looked into the structural integrity of the truck's cabin. Why check on that? Because over the years I've found many truck makers don't seem to care about the safety of their end-users. Crucial manufacturing and safety developments are ignored or put off, resulting in many crashes that could have been survivable instead becoming far worse.
I'm not saying the truck in Nevada was poorly made, but the possibility can't be overlooked as it too often is. A man lost his life here, and his family deserves any and every answer they can get about how and why that occurred. Will police efforts alone be enough to get those answers?