• January 09, 2023

Kenneth Risner Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on US-24 in Lucas County, OH

Lucas County, OH — January 7, 2023, 50-year-old Kenneth Risner died in a tractor-trailer accident on U.S. Highway 24 in Lucas County.

Authorities say the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. on westbound US-24 near mile marker 54. Preliminary investigation suggests only that Risner was driving a semi-truck on the highway when he may have lost control for unknown reasons. The truck ran off the road into a ditch and hit a speed limit sign, then came to rest.

Risner was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The accident remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.

Situations like this are why people often say that truck drivers have a tough job. Their hard work is sometimes taken for granted by others, but their career can be exacting and a lot can go wrong with their trucks on the road.

That's why when a sad incident like the one on Highway 24 occurs, it's always important to find out exactly what happened and why. I've learned over the years that some are tempted to jump to conclusions or prematurely blame various factors they've seen cause other accidents, but guessing does no favors to a family who just had their lives turned upside down. They deserve clear facts and every answer they can get, which is why I hope authorities and the company behind that truck do everything they can to learn the whole story.

Kenneth Risner Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on US-24 in Lucas County, OH
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