Interstate 44 in Lebanon, Missouri, was the site of a tragic road accident in which a FedEx truck collided with a pickup truck before ricocheting off of the left side of the roadway, across the median, striking a Jeep Renegade travelling in the opposite direction, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Three family members were in the Jeep and a 13-year-old died from her injuries. Another passenger was seriously injured and hospitalized. The driver was a 37-year-old woman from Phillipsburg, Missouri. Local media reports said she is a special education teacher who was driving on the morning of a school day when the crash happened at 7:16 a.m. It was the sixth road fatality in 16 days for the State Highway Patrol in that region of Missouri in December 2016.
Troopers reported that the 2017 Freightliner driven by a woman from Brooklyn, New York, “lost control and struck’’ the pickup truck, a Chevy Silverado. Both vehicles had been driving in the same direction on I-44. The tractor trailer then veered over the median, striking the oncoming Jeep. Woodcock family members were rushed to Mercy Hospital, where Samantha later died, the State Highway Patrol said.
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In the 24 months prior to Dec. 20, 2016, FedEx Ground trucks were involved in 38 fatal collisions and other crashes that resulted in 583 injuries, according to statistics reported to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The truck safety agency notes in its public report on FedEx that crashes listed represent a motor carrier’s involvement in crashes, without any determination as to responsibility.
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