February 2017

John North and Brittany Bade , WBIR February 02, 2017 The surviving brother of a woman killed in a November crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County alleges a trucking company is to blame for hiring a driver who was reckless and negligent. Jack Tooley of Tompkinsville, Ky., and the co-administrators of the estate of Tooley's sister Nancy Elizabeth Tooley filed the action in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of the state for the northeastern division. They want a jury to impose...

Ron Barr, the general manager of the Greater Ottawa Truckers Association, told Alan Neal on All in a Day the Ontario government instituted tougher rules for wheel checks for commercial trucks in 2015. "I thought [those rules] would have really put a curtail on these [incidents], but I know they happen once in a while and I can't tell you why," said Barr, whose organization represents independent truck operators but not the company connected to Friday's incident. Barr said whether or not the driver...

The company that owns the vehicle, ICB Food Distribution, has been charged with operating an unsafe commercial vehicle. The driver of the truck, a man from Gatineau, Que., has also been charged with driving with a detached part. His court appearance is scheduled for March 31. ICB Food Distribution operates from an industrial lot at 3105 Hawthorne Road in east Ottawa, and tractor-trailers are continually coming and going from the business. When CBC News started shooting video of the trucks, an irate...

By Simon Gardner, CBC News  Feb 11, 2017 Wallace Murphy keeps asking himself why his life was spared. The 55-year-old hospital orderly was driving east on Highway 417 early Friday morning when he saw a large black object heading directly towards him. "I thought it was going to hit me. And it was airborne. It wasn't bouncing on the ground, it was travelling through the air like a missile," Murphy said. The flying black object was actually a dual wheel that had come loose from a tractor-trailer travelling in...

by Kase Wilbanks, KVII Saturday, February 11th 2017 RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KVII) - One person is dead following a Saturday afternoon crash in Randall County, just west of Umbarger on Highway 60. The Texas Department of Public Safety said 29-year-old Rogelio Rangel of Dumas was driving a semi-truck westbound about one mile west of Umbarger. The DPS said 24-year-old Christopher Vandenberg of Sioux Center, Iowa was also driving a semi-truck eastbound and crossed over the center median, colliding into the truck driven by Rangel. Vandenberg...