A fiery semi crash killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters on an Indianapolis freeway. The crash happened on Sunday afternoon on eastbound I-465 near Keystone Avenue. Alanna Norman Koons (29) and her baby daughters, June Koons and Ruby Koons, died at the scene. Their vehicle set on fire when a semi-tractor trailer crashed into a line of traffic backed up due to construction. Police say the semi-driver, Bruce Pollard (57) of Sturgeon, MO, was speeding at the time of the crash. The trucking company involved in the crash is Weston Transportation.
The crash injured seven other people. One of the seven is in critical condition. Indiana State Police arrested the semi-driver on preliminary charges including reckless homicide. Records show that the driver has received past citations for unsafe driving, including a “driver fitness violation.”
BREAKING: Woman, two kids killed, seven injured after serious crash on I-465 in #Indianapolis.
Their car burst into flames after being hit from behind by a semi truck. The semi plowed into 8 vehicles sending 7 people to the hospital. @RTV6 pic.twitter.com/jH3CLmWFhX
— Cameron Ridle (@CameronRidle) July 14, 2019
Negligent Semi-Drivers Cause Fatal Crashes
Just within the last few months, negligent semi-drivers have caused a chain of serious crashes across the country. These crashes are often caused by distracted drivers who speed to meet tight deadlines. Human life is more important than meeting a deadline. When the negligence of a truck driver causes an injury or death, they can be held personally liable for their actions. If a negligent truck driver caused the death of your loved one, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against them.
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