Arizona truck driver killed in Washington state trucking accident

The Tri-City Herald reports that Kevin Bruce Hensley, 51, of Arizona was killed in a trucking accident on Highway 125 near Walla Walla around 7:30pm last night.

According to the report, Hensley crossed the center line, overprotected and went off the highway and rolled his truck. He was not wearing a seat-belt at the time of the accident.

The Washington State Patrol says that excessive speed contributed to the accident.

This trucking accident occurred just a day after two people in a passenger vehicle were killed on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Summit in a collision involving several semi-trucks. In this accident, the Washington State Patrol believe that driver inattention on the part of the semi-truck driver was a factor.

It’s ironic that both of the fatal accidents involving semi-truck drivers occurred during a week in which the WSP joined the National Commercial Vehicle Safety Emphasis which targets both truckers and drivers of automobiles to increase safety trucking safety.

In emphasizing commercial vehicle safety, WSP troopers ride along in commercial vehicles and target cars and trucks that drive aggressively around semi-trucks. They also inspect commercial vehicles and contact the drivers to ensure safety practices.

What a tragedy to have three trucking-related fatalities in our state on the same day.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in trucking and car accidents and the family of those killed.

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