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Accident Claims Life of Semi-Truck Driver off Interstate 90 in Sturgis, South Dakota

Turgis, South Dakota –  A trucker died when the semi-truck and trailer he was driving veered off the road and crashed into parked cars of a train. The incident occurred off Interstate 90 just before the I-90 exit 30 westbound off-ramp.

According to reports, a 2019 Peterbilt semi and trailer was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway toward the median while crossing a bridge. The combination struck the bridge end and then plummeted into the median, colliding with a parked train on the tracks below. The impact caused two of the train’s cars to derail and a fire to erupt.

The driver of the semi and trailer was taken to the hospital via life flight, where he was pronounced deceased.

No further information has been provided.

Thoughts on Semi-Truck Accidents

Something doesn’t sit well regarding this devastating accident. It does not seem right that this driver would be inattentive going over a bridge, considering their experience in the industry. Did the truck possibly suffer a mechanical issue? Tire failure or steering problem? Mechanical issues cause ten percent of commercial accidents.

An investigation by trained professionals will need to determine what happened so the family can get the answers 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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