According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a traffic accident has resulted in the death of four individuals in West Tennessee. Two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles were involved in this fatal truck accident injury case. Authorities believe that two of the deceased victims were riding in one of the vehicles, and the other two deceased victims were riding in one of the semi-trucks.
The incident occurred in Haywood County on a recent Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 40. Initially, police were not sure how the crash might have occurred. However, authorities were continuing their investigations to try and reconstruct the incident.
One woman who saw the accident scene shortly after it occurred described the aftermath as terrible. When she drove by the crash site, it was shortly after 5 p.m. and she said that the cars and semi-trucks were still smoking and charred. She said that nothing was left of the semi-trucks involved in the collision. She said that the cars were also unrecognizable.
Whenever a fatal truck accident injury occurs on a Tennessee interstate, highway patrol officers will strive to investigate the evidence at the crash site and interview witnesses who may have seen it happen. This process is important — both for holding those at fault criminally accountable and to provide evidence for injured victims and for the family members of those who died to allow them to pursue personal injury and/or wrongful death actions in civil court. Funeral and memorial costs can be astronomically expensive and these and a wide variety of other costs may be recoverable in a successfully navigated wrongful death and/or personal injury claim.
Source: Bowling Green Daily News: State News, "4 killed in fiery crash in West Tennessee", , June 26, 2014