WINSTON SALEM, NC - A tragic tractor trailer accident resulted in serious injuries to two guest passengers, and the loss of life of one driver on Friday, June 15, 2012. The three vehicle accident occurred on NC 64 near Mocksville, NC in Davie County. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol's investigation, the crash was caused by the truck driver who first drove his tractor trailer rig off the right side of the road, overcorrected, lost control, and then crossed the centerline. Unfortunately, traffic was approaching directly ahead and the result was a head-on crash with a BMW.
The truck was driven by Mr. Ronald Johnson who was driving for Brooks Furniture Express, a North Carolina company. The Brooks Furniture Express driver first collided into a BMW that was driven by Ms. Shelby Johnson who was riding with her son, Mr. David Keyser. As the truck lost control and jack-knifed, the truck struck and then rolled onto the BMW, trapping both occupants. Ms. Johnson did not survive her injuries. Mr. Keyser was transported by North Carolina Baptist Hospital's life flight rescue team to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC for treatment of very serious injuries.
After striking the BMW, the tractor trailer then rolled onto a third vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck driven by Hugh Eanes. Mr. Eanes' guest passenger, Paul Lane, was also injured. Fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening.
Charges against the driver of the tractor-trailer are pending. For more information about this fatal truck accident, visit:
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