Greg Stupar, 1 Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Dauphin County, PA
Dauphin County, PA -- January 15, 2023, Greg Stupar and his son were killed following an accident where their truck crashed off-road.
Authorities said the incident happened at around 11:22 p.m. in the Lower Swatara Township area. It appears that 49-year-old Greg Stupar and his 15-year-old son were in a tractor-trailer which was traveling along I-83. For reasons yet to be confirmed, the truck went through a guardrail, ran off-road into an embankment, and caught fire.
The crash resulted in the deaths of both Stupar and his son. No one else was said to be involved in the crash, but details remain under investigation. It's yet another crash that should help folks in the public understand how much credit truck drivers deserve. They put their lives on the line to ensure we have things as important as food on the table and as seemingly insignificant like our electronics. That's why I hope folks can look at this terrible event with the understanding that all kinds of things can go wrong which the average motorist simply isn't likely to ever experience.
One thing that particularly concerns me, for example, is that the truck caught fire. The photos don't show the truck portion of the wreckage, so it is difficult to say for sure how serious the crash was in terms of damage to the truck. The reason this is important is because there have been many deadly truck wrecks which were only fatal because the truck's fuel tanks were negligently positioned by the truck's manufacturer.
Many saddle style fuel tanks are unnecessarily exposed, meaning they can rupture and catch fire when trucks made by more responsible manufacturers likely wouldn't. As a result, a crash that could be minor or moderate becomes deadly. Is that something authorities are looking into here? It's just one possibility of course, but it's one that goes overlooked far too often. There's a family out there going through unimaginable loss right now, and they should at least know they're getting the answers they deserve.