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    Default Truck reportedly fails to slow for stalled traffic on I-16; five nursing students kil

    Very tragic. May these young women RIP.
    ELLABELLE, Ga. — Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.

    Those killed were traveling on Interstate 16 near Savannah in two passenger vehicles mangled by the crash. The tractor-trailer plowed into an SUV, then rolled over a small passenger car that burst into flames, said Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease of the Georgia State Patrol. The big truck came to a halt after slamming into the back of a tanker.

    All five of the dead were nursing students at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, about 30 miles from the crash site. St. Joseph's/ Candler Health System said the students were commuting to St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah for their last day of clinical training of the school year.
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    Default Re: Truck reportedly fails to slow for stalled traffic on I-16; five nursing students

    Trucking company sued in fiery Georgia crash that killed 5
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — The mother of one of five nursing students killed in a Georgia highway crash last week is suing the trucking company that employed the driver suspected of causing the fiery collision.

    Kim Deloach McQuaig filed the wrongful death suit Wednesday against Total Transportation of Mississippi and its parent company, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises. The civil suit in Bryan County State Court seeks monetary damages for the death of McQuaig's daughter, 21-year-old Abbie Deloach of Savannah.
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    Default Re: Truck reportedly fails to slow for stalled traffic on I-16; five nursing students

    Truck driver sentenced and company settled lawsuits.

    A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash in Georgia that killed five nursing students last year pleaded guilty Thursday to nine counts, including five counts of first-degree vehicular homicide.
    A judge sentenced 56-year-old John Wayne Johnson to five years in prison, plus five on probation. He would have faced up to 93 years if convicted at trial.
    The sentence was part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
    Johnson's employer, Total Transportation of Mississippi, ultimately agreed to pay $78 million to settle civil suits by the victims' families. Company executives revealed in legal depositions that they hired Johnson even after he disclosed a previous employer had fired him for crashing his truck after falling asleep at the wheel.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/truck-dri...040.html?nhp=1

 

 

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