22-year-old Ivan Pacheco was also killed in a collision on Highway 221 on March 14 when his Honda Civic crashed into a semi-truck that was transporting cattle. The driver of the semi-truck in this incident was also unharmed.
Semi Truck Accident Statistics
- There are over 500,000 accidents involving semi-trucks in the U.S. each year
- Semi-truck accidents result in approximately 5,000 fatalities each year
- Approximately 98 percent of fatalities in semi-truck accidents are passengers or drivers in the other vehicle, as opposed to the driver or passengers in the semi-truck.