A 26-year-old volunteer firefighter from Cannelburg has been accused of
crashing his truck into three other firefighters’ vehicles, killing
one. The firefighters had been assisting in a crash about 115 miles southwest
of Indianapolis in Daviess County. The young firefighter arrived at the
scene to assist, but was drunk and struck the rear of another truck, hit
a car and one of the on-scene firefighters, who was tragically killed.
The driver of the initial car crash was also intoxicated.
The firefighter has been charged with preliminary reckless driving and
operating while intoxicatedcausing death. He had been driving with a blood
alcohol level of 0.21 percent. Indiana’s legal limit is 0.08. The
case is currently an open investigation. In 2016, 178 people were killed
throughout Indiana because of drunk driving.
Transportation officials and crash investigators have found secondary crashes
to share several common characteristics like location, collision, and
speed. Though these commonalities do not explain or describe all secondary
crashes, they are useful in creating prevention efforts.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) estimates that 18 percent of freeway traffic related fatalities are attributed
to secondary crashes.
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