• January 04, 2023

Deantre Burns Killed in Truck Rollover Accident in Shelby County, TX

Shelby County, TX -- November 30, 2022, Deantre Burns was killed after an accident where a tanker truck overturned.

Details released by authorities indicated that the crash happened at around 3:40 p.m. along FM 3172 near the intersection of CR-2665. It appears 22-year-old Deantre Burns was in a semi-tanker hauling salt water. While rounding a curve, the truck went off-road where it then overturned. Burns ultimately succumbed to fatal injuries due to the crash. Right now, no further details can be confirmed.

One of the toughest things about commercial truck wrecks is simply ensuring that investigators with the proper experience and tools are looking into things. There can be crucial details that are easily overlooked without proper care.

Deantre Burns Killed in Truck Rollover Accident in Shelby County, TX

For example, a truck rollover is not just complex when finding what caused the truck to crash--most everyone understands the importance of that. Another factor I rarely see discussed is how well the trucks protect drivers during the rollover. The answers is usually almost not at all. It's a big problem in trucking that manufacturers simply don't care about the safety of their customers, leading to accidents being deadly when they should be survivable.

Am I saying this is one of those situations? I can't know that without clear evidence, but I feel the public needs to understand these possibilities so there can be efforts made to investigate them properly.

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