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Trucker Charged Following Deadly Fredericksburg Crash

A truck driver responsible for a fatal accident in Fredericksburg will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The driver is still in the hospital, police say, but will be arrested upon release.

The accident occurred Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 on Route 3 near I-95. Reports indicate that vehicles were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 3 and Gateway Boulevard when the truck barreled toward them with no use of brakes. Six vehicles were involved in the collision, including a car driven by the 54-year-old female victim. Others were hurt in the accident, with one person remaining in critical condition. At this point in time, only the female victim was killed in the wreck.

We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim. An accident like this is so senseless. As investigators continue their work, we will perhaps learn more about why this incident occurred. In the meantime, we recommend the survivors speak to an attorney about their legal options moving forward.

It is impossible to speculate as to why the truck driver did not slow down in time to prevent a collision. There are a wide variety of potential explanations, none of which are especially reassuring. There is a chance the driver was distracted at the wheel by their cell phone. It’s also possible that they were drowsy at the wheel and fell asleep at the worst possible moment. Professional truck drivers face a number of hazards in their line of work, but none more dangerous than distractions and drowsiness behind the wheel.

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