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April 19, 2024

Rayville, LA – Three Dead After Collision Between Moving Truck and Tractor-Trailer on I-20

April 19, 2024

Rayville, LA (August 17, 2021) – At about 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17th, state troopers were dispatched to the scene of a deadly truck accident on Interstate 20, just outside of Rayville in Richmond Parish.

This crash resulted in the deaths of all three occupants inside a Penske moving truck.

Investigators were able to establish that a 2019 International Penske moving truck was moving westbound along Interstate 20 directly behind a 2008 Volvo tractor-trailer when the semi suddenly experienced tire failure from the rear-drive axle forcing it to decelerate and maneuver onto the shoulder. 

For reasons still under investigation, the Penske moving truck struck a rear portion of the semi’s trailer.

Although all three occupants inside the Penske truck were properly restrained, two of them died at the scene. The third occupant was transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital where he later died due to the seriousness of his injuries.

This accident is under investigation. Toxicology samples were collected and submitted for analysis as is required by state law.

The identification of all three occupants is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Rayville

8.17 Rayville, LA - Three Dead After Collision Between Moving Truck and Tractor-Trailer on I-20

If you have been injured in a collision involving a commercial truck, the owner or the trucking company could be held liable for the negligent behavior of the operator. Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks commonly cause severe injuries that demand immediate medical attention. From the moment the ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident, through transport and hospitalization, medical treatments, and physical rehabilitation, the expense of a tractor-trailer accident in New Orleans can stack up quickly.

Tractor-trailer accidents that are frequently caused by negligence on the part of the company and/or operator include overloaded or overweight trailers, defective truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding, or other illegal driving habits, especially when coupled with bad weather or road conditions, and drivers who are fatigued from being overworked who are more likely to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment. 

If you are in the position to file a personal injury claim after a car accident, it is important that you acquire legal representation from an experienced and reliable car accident attorney who understands the factors involved in your accident and all the legal nuances that can influence your claim.

Our Rayville, wrongful death injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to make sure they receive the maximum amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled.

Mediations between trucking companies, insurance carriers, and other individuals, are not something you should have to deal with while you are trying to recover during this difficult time.  Our firm will follow all legal courses of action necessary to obtain full and fair financial compensation for their clients. Our attorneys work hard to ensure the highest amount of recovery possible for all medical expenses and other costs by using their knowledge of Louisiana trucking laws, and the coverage limits of insurance policies gleaned from years of representing numerous large truck accident victims to fully and effectively represent you and defend your rights.

If you were injured in a vehicle accident, do not hesitate to speak with our truck accident attorneys in Rayville by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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