Adrienne Deal, Child Killed in Truck Accident in Greensburg, KS
Greensburg, KS -- January 1, 2023, Adrienne Deal and a child were killed due to an accident where a truck crashed into their vehicle.
Details given in the news place the incident just east of Greensburg in Kiowa Rural Township along US 54 off the corner of 37th Avenue. It appears that 40-year-old Adrienne R. Deal was in a Kia Soul on eastbound lanes of the highway.
Police said they believe the vehicle's lights were off and the vehicle was "possibly disabled" when an eastbound semi-truck hit the Kia. Due to the collision, Deal and a child in the Kia sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, no further information has been confirmed.
I just want to be clear up front that I can't offer further information about this particular crash beyond what's already available to the public. But one detail stood out in particular. Sources said that police "found" that the victim's vehicle didn't have its lights on and was stopped on the highway. How exactly did they "find" this? It could be something clear like numerous witnesses or video footage, but it could also be those supposed findings aren't actually accurate.
Let me give an example. I had a family come to me a while back with similar details. Police said a truck hit a vehicle which was disabled on the highway and too dark to see. But through independent investigations, it turned out those details only came from the truck driver's testimony immediately following the crash. Once we started digging deeper, we uncovered video footage which clearly showed the victim's vehicle had its emergency lights on and should have been completely avoidable. Instead, that truck driver was too busy watching shows on his tablet to look up and avoid the collision.
Again, I'm not bringing this up to say anything like that happened here. It's just that people come to me about deadly truck wrecks frequently, and early reports like this are rarely telling the whole story. Further investigations could confirm these initial claims, or they could show something far more serious happened that needs to be addressed. One way or another, it's important to consider the families affected by these accidents and the importance of getting them the answers they deserve.