• May 24, 2017

Kamkyo Gnotsavath Killed in Atwater, CA, Tanker Fire Accident

Atwater, CA -- May 23, 2017, Kamkyo Gnotsavath was killed following an accident in which a tanker truck crashed and caught fire.

California State Police and emergency personnel rushed out to the scene of the accident at around 10:00 a.m. Reports indicate the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 99 and Applegate Road.

Police investigators believe that a Williams Tank Lines semi-tanker was hauling approximately 8,600 gallons of fuel as it traveled along the highway. It reportedly lost control as it was exiting the highway, causing the vehicle to hit a concrete barrier. The truck then tipped over, rupturing the tank and sparking a large explosion.

The fire engulfed the wreckage before emergency rescue teams could arrive, and 57-year-old Gnotsavath died at the scene.

Police did not suggest what factors might have led to the accident. Investigations are ongoing.

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It's all too common that these truck rollovers end with flaming wreckage, and there's a good chance this is due to the way that many trucks are made. Many trucks have gas tanks positioned on the vehicle in a way that they are incredibly vulnerable to combusting in the event of a crash. This is a well-known issue and it leads to the death and injury of many truck drivers across the country.

A lot of people think attorneys are anti-truck driver, but the truth is that they are just as vulnerable to harm as any of us. It just so happens the very vehicle which they drive is often the very thing that puts them at risk. This is a subject which we've addressed before, and the article below delves further into the subject. It's a valuable resource for those looking to learn more.

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