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Troy Schwant

Coming face to face with the economic crisis…..

When some people are asked how the economy is affecting them, most people talk about retirement accounts, and the lack of available jobs in their respective fields. Well this past week I came face…

Troy Schwant

How a poor economy can affect people not just in the pocketbook….

As everyone knows and has felt, the current economy is effecting how people shop, eat, and live their day to day life. Some people think it is only the middle and lower class that are cutting costs,…

Chrissie Cole

Alabama Truck Driver Pleads Guilty in Deaths of Guardsmen

A Citronelle truck driver accused of killing two members of the Alaska National Guard, in a 2006 truck accident, has plead guilty to charges accusing him of driving while under the influence of drugs.The man, 49, of Citronelle entered a guilty plea, Thursday, to four counts of driving under the influence. The trial started on Wednesday in Perry County Circuit Court.Prosecutors said an 18-wheeler…

Chrissie Cole

Gasoline Tanker Accident Shuts Down Alabama Interstate

State trooper’s shutdown both lanes of Northbound Interstate 85 to clean up the aftermath of a trucking accident that involved an overturned tanker truck transporting gasoline.The tanker rolled down the side ramp at exit 22 and came to rest between the exit ramp and the interstate, according to officials on the scene.The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. The Alabama Department of…

Staff Writer

Trucking Accident Claims Woman's Life

A Virgina woman was killed this week in a tractor-trailer accident when her car collided head on with an 18-wheeler freshly loaded with beer from a Coors plant. The woman died instantly when she swerved across the center line.Police will likely not press any charges against the truck driver, Michael Jerome Givens, 59, of Gastonia, N.C., said David Fisher, a trooper with the Virginia State Police…

Staff Writer

Two trucks collide with SUV in accident

WVUA-TV reported on a traffic accident involving two trucks and an SUV near a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tuscaloosa on Friday afternoon to kick off the dangers of heavy traffic Memorial Day Weekend.The accident on Skyland Boulevard resulted in four injuries, as three people were reportedly thrown from the back of one truck. The mother and her two sons in the SUV did not receive any injuries.Heroic…

Staff Writer

Alabama truck driver killed in West Virginia accident

The State Journal of West Virginia reported on a Tuesday fatal trucking accident that involved a tractor-trailer, a logging truck and a car. The story says the car hit the logging truck, which in turn slowed down and was hit by a tractor-trailer. The motor vehicle accident occurred on the West Virginia Turnpike and closed southbound traffic at Mt. Hope for two hours as the accident was…

Staff Writer

Two UA students die at truck stop accident

Two students from the University of Alabama died Friday night in a motor vehicle accident at Merle’s Truck Stop on Highway 231, according to a report from WSFA 12. Montgomery County Commissioner Reed Ingram says the accident was the result of poor markings at the truck stop and on the roadway, as well as too many parked trucks obstructing the view of the driver. Commissioner Ingram believes if…

Staff Writer

Fatal trucking accident in South Georgia

South Georgia’s WALB News 10 reported a deadly truck accident early yesterday morning involving a tanker rig that rolled over and caught fire in Leary, Georgia. The accident occurred close to Highway 55 and Bray Street, and the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle he was driving for Hatcher Petroleum Transport of Albany. The report says that there were no other vehicles involved in the…

Staff Writer

Family of dead wife/mother sues truck driver

CBS 11 TV out of Dallas/Fort Worth reported this week that the family of a North Texas school teacher who was killed in a trucking accident is now suing the truck driver for her death. The motor vehicle accident, which occurred at the intersection fo Custer Road and State Highway 121 in Plano in October 2006, involved an 18-wheeler truck that ran a red light. The driver of the truck has already…