One Person Killed Following Crash on Interstate 40 West
Knoxville, TN (January 29, 2021) The Knoxville Police Department reported that a person was killed following a crash on January 29th on Interstate 40 West close to Papermill Drive. The police report that the driver crashed into two tractor-trailers and passed away at the scene of the accident. Fortunately, no other injuries are reported from the crash. For hours following the accident, westbound traffic was shut down. One and then eventually all lanes reopened 11 hours following the crash.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that the majority of deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. One of the reasons why passenger vehicle occupants are commonly killed is that large trucks weigh a substantial degree more than smaller vehicles. In total, the Institute has found that 4,136 individuals died in large truck crashes in 2018. 67% of these individuals were the occupants of cars as well as other passenger vehicles. To make matters, even worse, the number of individuals who died in large truck crashes increased 31 percent from 2009 to 2018.
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