Three people were killed in a tractor-trailer accident which involved three trucks. The fatal crash happened on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, in Queen Anne, at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
According to details released by Maryland State Police, one of the tractor-trailers, which was being driven by a 38-year-old Tennessee man, was traveling west on Route 404 Church Lane in Talbot County when it crossed over the center lane and into oncoming traffic. The truck side-swiped a second tractor-trailer and then drove head-on into a third tractor-trailer.
After the second collision, both trucks came to a stop on the east side of the highway. Suddenly, one of the trucks burst into flames, becoming completely engulfed by the fire.
Killed in the crash were the driver of the first tractor-trailer and his passenger – a 24-year-old Delaware man. The 52-year-old driver of the third tractor-trailer, who was from Culpepper, Virginia, was also pronounced dead at the scene. A dog in the first tractor-trailer was also killed.
The crash caused a large amount of diesel fuel to spill, making it necessary for the Maryland Department of the Environment to be called to the scene for cleanup.
Investigators also called in a K-9 unit to search the accident scene for additional victims. Police say at this time the fatal crash is still under investigation and have not released any information on what may have caused it.
Our personal injury law firm has reported on many tractor-trailer accidents in which lives were tragically lost or victims severely injured. Just a few months ago, an entire Virginia family was killed in the same Maryland town when a tractor-trailer slammed into the car they were in and then overturned onto the vehicle.
Families who have lost loved ones in a tractor-trailer crash should contact an experienced Virginia wrongful death attorney to find out what legal recourse they may have against the trucking company for their loss.