A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and a pickup truck occurred on a section of Highway 63 North of Rochester, MN just before 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th. The driver of the pickup truck, 83 year old John Warren Johnson from Plainview, tragically lost his life after his vehicle was struck by the semi.
The State Highway Patrol reports that the semi-truck, driven by an unnamed 17-year old from Lake City, was hauling a load of corn and traveling southbound on Highway 63, as Mr. Johnson was traveling westbound on County Road 21. The two vehicles collided at the intersection of the two roads. Additional information regarding the circumstances of the accident are pending a Highway Patrol investigation.
An SUV was also struck by debris from the accident. Reports indicate that the driver and passenger in the SUV were not injured in the accident.
The crash report indicates that the road conditions were dry at the time of the collision.
Negligent Truck Drivers Can Cause Serious Accidents
Common causes of truck accident deaths can include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to obey stop signs and traffic lights
- Carelessly or aggressively merging into traffic
- Drunk driving
Pritzker Hageman Truck Accident Lawyers Help Families Get Justice and Compensation
The semi-truck accident lawyers at Pritzker Hageman help families who lost a loved one get justice and compensation. While no amount of money could ever make up for the loss you suffered, filing a wrongful death lawsuit will help your family get compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Unpaid medical bills
- Other damages
Our legal team was recently named one of the 2023 “Best Law Firms in America” by U.S. News for our work representing people in complex injury and wrongful death cases. If you lost a loved one in a semi-crash, it is important to talk to a truck accident lawyer with experience handling cases like yours.