In a case that is beginning to sound similar to the American Crushing
and Recycling case in
with a wreck earlier this year, a truck from a
trucking company that was involved
in a fatal wreck has been found to have an existing record containing various
The Associated Press reported that two people were killed Friday, Nov. 18, when the pickup truck
they were driving struck a 21,000-pound aluminum coil roll that had fallen off
the bed of a truck operated by Minnesota Commercial Railway Co.
The truck driver allegedly lost control of the semi as he drove along
Interstate 35 near
. He jerked the wheel to
recover, spilling two of the coils in the process.
The AP is
reporting that the company was cited for one or more out-of-service violations
at least 10 times by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during 20
inspections in the past two years.
What’s more, officials from the Minnesota State Patrol’s Commercial
Vehicle Enforcement division said the company has been cited by the state an
additional 39 times in the past three years.
The most recent was on Nov. 16, when one of the company’s trucks was
cited for a general load securing violation, The
The Nov. 18 crash is still under investigation by the state and a
spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol told The
AP that FMCSA plans to launch its own investigation into the crash.