• January 12, 2023

Katrena Cunningham Killed in Truck Accident in Judah, IN

Judah, IN -- January 11, 2023, Katrena Cunningham was killed after an accident where her vehicle and a semi-truck collided.

Officials said that the incident happened at around 3:00 p.m. along Highway 37 at the intersection of Old State Route 37.

Preliminary details in the news say that 64-year-old Katrena Cunningham was in a Nissan Altima traveling westbound on Old SR 37. Investigators say Cunningham had a green light and was turning through the intersection when a semi-truck on SR 37 apparently went through a red light, crashing into Cunningham's car.

Katrena Cunningham Killed in Truck Accident in Judah, IN

Cunningham sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. The truck driver, identified as Randall Schuyler, was also taken to a hospital. At this time, it's unclear if authorities plan to file charges or citations.

Throughout my career, I've learned the importance of not jumping to conclusions and waiting for all the facts. But when I read about crashes like this, that prudence is challenged. Police saying that a commercial truck ran a red light is nothing less than infuriating. Stopping at a red light is just about the most basic thing a driver is expected to do, let alone a professional. So what the hell went wrong here?

Does this driver have a history of behavior like this? Do they work for a company that encourages negligent behavior? What kind of condition was the truck in? Is there something wrong with this intersection that makes it more dangerous than ordinary? Jumping to conclusions is only going to risk letting something important slip through the cracks. For a family in need of answers, that's just not acceptable.

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