In Kennesaw Ga, two people were killed after their SUV crashed into a parked tractor-trailer early on June 10th.
The incident occurred around 1:15 am when 59-year-old utility truck driver, Colbert Beaucicaut, parked his truck on the eastbound shoulder of Interstate 75 near the intersection of Chastain Road.
Police say a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound when they crossed lanes and hit the truck’s rear, locking the vehicles together.
While the truck driver was uninjured, the driver of the jeep, 33-year-old John Adams, died at the scene. His passenger, 36-year-old Jaimie Nelke, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where she died of her injuries on Monday.
“Driver schedules that push commercial truck drivers past their limits are not just dangerous, they are illegal,” said trucking lawyer Bradley Pratt. “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require companies and truck drivers to limit their driving hours for safety and to avoid fatigue. The regulations also strictly require flares or cones along with hazard lights when trucks are stopped in the roadway in the dark to warn other drivers of the dangerous hazard. When they fail to follow these regs, the results can be deadly.”