Fatal Jellico Collision Involves Brother and Sister
Jellico, TN (November 16, 2020) A tragic accident that involved the deaths of motorists occurred on Interstate 75 late in the afternoon of November 16th. As a result of the accident, the southbound side of Interstate 75 at mile marker 150 was shut down for approximately three hours as agencies cleaned up the wreckage.
A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer reports that one driver was traveling in the right lane of Interstate 75 when his Chevrolet pick-up struck the back of an 18 wheeler. The collision pushed the Chevrolet into the left lane at which point a Ford F-250 driven by the Chevrolet driver’s sister struck the driver’s side of the Chevy. The Chevy’s driver was fatally injured. The driver of the Ford F-250 as well as her two passengers were fortunately not injured in the accident.
It remains uncertain what caused the Chevrolet driver to crash into the tractor-trailer, but an investigation is ongoing.
When 80,000 pound large trucks rear end 4,000 pound passenger vehicles, life-changing injuries and fatalities are common. When passenger vehicles rear end commercial trucks, however, fatalities are just as common. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 23% of deadly large truck accidents involved passenger vehicles that struck the rear end of large trucks.
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