Truck Crash-Fatigue May Have Played a Role in Trucker’s Impalement

An Illinois truck driver was fatally impaled last week by a fence post when his semi veered off the highway, the Associated Press reports.
The accident happened on March 4 south of Indianapolis on Interstate 65. Elvin Stanley, a 47-year-old truck driver from Chicago, left the road around 1 am. The truck went down an embankment, hit some trees then drove through a fence. One of the fence posts crashed through the truck’s windshield and impaled Stanley.
State police believe driver fatigue may have been a factor.
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