The Columbia Daily Tribune recently published an article which discussed a tragic and fatal wreck occurring in Columbia in November of 2018. The wreck involved a tractor-trailer driver who did not brake for stopped traffic on Interstate 70 at highway marker 131. The traffic had stopped on I-70 that day due to another wreck on the highway further up the interstate.
While others had stopped or slowed, the truck driver involved in this wreck did not. Unfortunately, the wreck led to the unnecessary loss of four lives – including the driver of the tractor-trailer and three others who died from the resulting collision(s). The article does a deep dive into the safety standards within the trucking industry and highlighted troubling information about the wreck, about the trucking company involved in the wreck, and about trucking industry safety regulations.