Road Debris Leads To Death Of Two Young Sisters
ABC 13 reported on a tragic accident involving road debris from a trailer load. The crash killed two young sisters, aged 3 and 4.
The report states that the children were passengers in a car going north on Highway 59 at Laura Koppe Road. Both of the girls were in fastened safety seats.
There was a pallet of metal debris blocking one of the lanes of traffic. It came off from a previous crash about ten minutes before this one. The mother of the children was driving and tried to dodge around the pallet.
Unfortunately, a green Ford Taurus struck their vehicle and caused both to spin out. One of the girls died at the scene and the other was taken off life support last Friday.
The driver of the Taurus, an elderly driver, sustained a broken leg, cuts, and bruises. Neither driver was deemed to be intoxicated.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for their children’s final expenses.
Police are looking for the driver of the tractor-trailer that lost the load on the road. It is possible they may face charges for their role in the incident. Truckers are required to secure their loads properly to avoid road hazards like these.