Gravel truck speeds through red light, strikes van, kills driver
Elgin, IL, 11/30/05.
A truck carrying 42,000 pounds of gravel sped through a red light, stuck a minivan and 8 other vehicles, and killed the driver of the minivan. The driver of the gravel truck was to be tested for drugs and alcohol. See news story.
In many states trucks carrying road construction materials, timber, and products of mines, farms and forests, are minimally regulated and have lax safety practices.
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