According to the investigating officers, the Alabama truck driver involved in the March crash that killed 11 people, including the driver, in central Kentucky, was talking on a cell phone at the time. The officers say the truck driver crossed the median of the interstate highway and crashed into the van carrying passengers who were traveling to a wedding. The Kentucky State Police report says the truck driver did not have his tractor-trailer under control and may have also been speeding. Another truck driver who witnessed the wreck estimated the truck driver who caused the wreck was traveling at 80 mph. If cell phone use either directly caused or contributed to this tragic incident, it should be a wake-up call for all employers who entrust vehicles to their employees.
Source: Associated Press
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