Two men were killed in a recent motor vehicle accident that happened on I-40. One of the men was an off-duty firefighter from Crosby, Tennessee. According to Tennessee state police officers, a semi truck being driven by a 31-year-old man was parked alongside the roadway because of a previous motor vehicle accident. The owner of the semi truck and his passenger had exited the vehicle at which time another tractor-trailer lost control and smashed into theirs. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m.
The 33-year-old passenger of the first truck was killed in the accident. He was a volunteer fireman for the city of Crosby, Tennessee. His fellow fireman at the station expressed their sadness about his loss and had many words of praise to say for the man, who was a selfless volunteer and contributor to the community.
The 50-year-old driver of the second truck was also killed. Investigators continue to try and piece together the reason why the accident took place. At this time, there is no indication that police suspect alcohol was involved in the incident.
Friends, family members and co-workers will sorely feel the loss of both men who died in this Tennessee motor vehicle accident. Depending on the individual facts of this case, family members of the fireman who died may be eligible to pursue a personal injury wrongful death claim for compensation. Still, the legal strengths and weakness of such a case will depend greatly on the results of the officials who are investigating the cause of the accident.
Source: wbir.com, 2 men, including Cosby firefighter, killed in I-40 crash, Evan Johnson, Sept. 17, 2013