Minn. woman crushed to death in Proctor semi-truck rollover accident
12/07/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Proctor, MN—A Duluth woman was crushed to death after she was involved in a collision with a semi-truck, which rolled over onto her Kia Rio on Sunday afternoon, December 5, 2010. The fatal automobile accident occurred in downtown Proctor, on U.S. Highway 2 at around 2 p.m., as reported by the Jamestown Sun.
According to officials, the 1986 International 9370 semi was traveling west on U.S. Highway 2, when the semi-truck suddenly overturned on its right side, while the semi was apparently trying to make a left turn onto Second Street East. The semi-truck was carrying a load of coal in its uncovered trailer when it overturned.
Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Mark Baker said, “To see a semi flip over in a metropolitan area like that was a speed limit of 30 miles per hour, there has to have been some sort of evasive action or something that happened to make the load shift like that.”
The driver of the 2006 Kia Rio, Penny N. Marlow, 58, was fatally injured when her car was crushed by the semi. It was not reported how her car was involved in the accident, only citing that the vehicle was crushed by the semi.
The driver of the semi, Bryan C. Johnson, 47, of Duluth, escaped the wreck with minor injuries.
No citations have been issued at this time. The Minnesota State Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section will be investigating the accident.
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