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Truck Accident Claims Life of Debora Turbett in Fremont County, Percival, Iowa

PERCIVAL, IA — Just after 8 a.m. Friday morning, a semi-truck exited a truck stop located south of Percival when it struck and ran over a pedestrian, Debora Lee Turbett.

Ms. Turbett was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Thoughts on Truck Accident That Left Pedestrian Dead

The mass and design of a large truck are no match for pedestrians. Truck drivers must practice extreme caution in areas with pedestrian traffic by paying close attention to their surroundings and driving slowly and steadily when leaving a confined area. Following these steps allows for a faster reaction time when the situation calls for it.

In the case of this incident, with so few details released, it’s hard to determine exactly why the trucker hit Ms. Turbett. Trained professionals will need to investigate the actions of the truck driver leading up to the crash to ensure all wrongdoing is identified and the surviving family receives the answers and justice they deserve.

With pedestrian deaths on the rise (more than 7,500 pedestrians were struck and killed by drivers in 2022 [ The Governors Highway Safety Association]), it is essential for truck drivers who choose to ignore safety protocols to be held accountable for their negligent actions.

My hope is that all the facts continue to come out so the family of Ms. Turbett can find justice and closure.


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.

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