Big Rig Accidents Kill Three in Wyoming, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania

Tractor trailer accidents killed three people in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and WyomingA trio of tractor trailer accidents on three major highways left three people dead in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, respectively.

In Wyoming, one man was killed and two others face charges after a two-vehicle accident overnight on Interstate 25 on July 24.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that 21-year-old Andrew Allen died at the scene of the crash after the car he was driving struck a 2011 Peterbilt 18-wheeler on Interstate 25 northbound in Cheyenne.

According to officials, Allen was driving at a high rate of speed when his 2002 Suzuki hit the truck being driven by 24-year-old Colby Lovell of Texas. Police said the big rig, which was pulling a trailer loaded with horses at the time of the crash, had started to slow down as it approached the Central Avenue off-ramp. Allen apparently lost control of his Suzuki, went off to the right side of the roadway, but then struck the back of the truck after he over-corrected and veered off to the left.

The force of the impact reportedly forced Allen’s car to spin around, which then struck a guardrail and hit a tree.

Two other people in Allen’s car were injured in the crash. They were treated and released at a local hospital. Both passengers were arrested following the accident and face charges that include possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespassing and leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

Lovell and three passengers in the tractor trailer were not injured in the collision.

In Pennsylvania, police said that rain is likely to blame for a fatal big rig crash that killed one person on July 25.

State police told CBS affiliate WHTP that they are still investigating the cause of the deadly crash that killed the driver of a 2006 Kenworth Daycab.

According to police, 51-year-old Kimberlee Joanne Cox of Fairfield was traveling northbound on Interstate 81 in Swatara Township when the semi she was driving left the westside of the highway, struck a guardrail, flipped over and traveled down an embankment.

Cox reportedly became trapped underneath the trailer at the base of the embankment and was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

The accident forced officials to close a portion of the roadway for several hours while crews cleared the wreckage.

In New Hampshire, a woman was killed after her car crashed into a semi on Route 125 in Barrington on July 21.

WMUR reports that 48-year-old Deborah Nagy of Milton was driving a Subaru wagon around 8:20 a.m. on the southbound side of the roadway when her vehicle crossed over the center line and hit a tractor trailer carrying sludge traveling on the northbound side of the highway between Chapman Driver and Jonathan Avenue.

Police told the news agency that the impact of the crash caused heavy damage to the truck, which was forced off the road upon impact with Nagy’s car.

Both state and local police said they were trying to piece together the details of the accident to determine why Nagy crossed the center line. They said it does not appear as if alcohol or speed were to blame.

The unidentified driver of the tractor trailer reportedly only suffered minor injuries in the accident.

The roadway was closed for several hours while emergency crews worked to clear the scene of the deadly crash.

New Hampshire State police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them with information concerning the investigation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 54 people who were drivers were killed in motor vehicle accidents in New Hampshire in 2009.