A major crash occurred on I-84 in Idaho after two semi-trucks collided in a construction zone. Magic Valley reported that traffic was already moving slowly around milepost 187 on account of the construction work being done. Only one lane on each side of the I-84 was open for traffic flow, however, the accident resulted in both the east side and the west side of the interstate to shut down leaving traffic backed up for nearly six hours.
Apparently, a semi-truck heading westbound hauling potatoes swerved into the eastbound lanes colliding into another semi heading westbound. Corey McCaslin, 39, of Port Washington was behind the wheel of the semi heading eastbound and officials pronounced him dead at the scene. David Wetmore, 57, was driving the semi heading west and had to be flown to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello to receive treatment for his injuries.
When investigators spoke with witnesses, one person mentioned that they “saw no apparent reason for the westbound truck to veer into oncoming traffic.”
Dump Truck Driver Dies in Roll Over Accident in Island Park
Another truck driver was killed in an accident in Idaho after his truck rolled off the roadway. A Ririe man driving a Kenworth dump truck was heading eastbound on Highway 20 when his vehicle “left the paved portion of the highway and went off the right shoulder and then rolled,” according to the Standard Journal. The truck came to rest on its side and sadly, the driver who has been identified as Robert D. Kessler, 44, died at the scene as result of his injuries. Officials stated that Kessler was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The news outlet reported that the roadway was blocked off for about an hour while workers cleared the scene.
Who can be held accountable when a loved one is killed in a truck accident in Idaho?
If you suffered an injury in a semi-truck accident or a loved one was killed, speak with an Idaho truck crash attorney regarding your legal rights today.
Accidents occur for numerous reasons. Sometimes, it is another driver who contributes to causing it while other times, it is the driver themselves who engages in negligent behavior. But in other cases, a defective or poorly maintained truck can also lead to a truck accident occurring. Now, before you can hold someone accountable for causing a fatal truck accident, you must first determine who the potential parties are and why the vehicle engaged in a wreck.
In most cases, you have the driver, any other motorists involved, and the company responsible for operating and maintaining the truck. Once you know the cause of the accident and the parties who are involved, then you can work with an Idaho truck accident lawyer who can help you determine which individuals are liable for your loved one’s death. Now, while most people tend to file a claim through the insurance company of the at-fault party, you also have the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit given the incident meets the criteria to file it.
So, if you would like to learn more about recovering the compensation for your loved one’s death and obtaining the justice you and your family deserve, contact USAttorneys.com today and allow us to connect you with some of the best truck accident lawyers in the state of Idaho.