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Semi-Truck Accident with Dodge Ram Pickup on Interstate 80 in Austintown, Ohio, Causes One Fatality

Austintown, Ohio — One person died after a semi-truck collided with their Dodge Ram pickup truck on Interstate 80 in Austintown. The incident took place around 11 a.m. just west of Route 46.

According to reports, a tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound when it crossed through the center median, colliding with the westbound Dodge Ram pickup. The impact forced the tractor- through the guardrail, where it descended an embankment on the north side of Interstate 80.

The driver of the Ram pickup truck was pronounced dead at the crash site.

No other details have been released.

Thoughts on Semi-Trucks and Head-on Collisions

The mass and speed at which the semi-truck was traveling the wrong way robbed the deceased of any time to react. Head-on collisions happen in a matter of seconds, leaving the injured party vulnerable and defenseless. It seems clear that the pickup driver did nothing wrong.

What is left in question is what caused the truck driver to cross the median and hit the deceased head-on. Was it something out of their control or a driver error? Answers to these questions will help determine all parties that need to answer to the deceased’s family.

Head-on collisions happen for various reasons. The most common include distraction, fatigue, and impairment. Mechanical issues sometimes account for these accidents, but this is rare. Trained professionals will investigate the factors that led to this crash and whether anyone else besides the truck driver is liable for this incident.

May the family of the deceased get the answers and justice they deserve.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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