The North Carolina Highway Patrol is busy investigating yet another fatal truck accident.
According to a local news source, authorities said last week that a dump truck collision killed one person and another person was airlifted to a hospital following the crash.
Troopers said that the collision happened in the morning at around 9 a.m. in Sophia, North Carolina, a city almost 200 miles northwest of Wrightsville Beach. A woman was reportedly driving a station wagon to a flea market when the accident occurred. When she attempted to turn into a parking lot to enter the market, her station wagon was struck by the dump truck.
One occupant of the station wagon died, and the person who was hospitalized was also riding in that car.
Authorities did not immediately release their identities to the news reporters.
The person who was driving the dump truck did not suffer any injuries.
The dump truck is reportedly owned by a company called Farmer Transport of Reidsville, North Carolina.
This accident was still being investigated at the time of the news report. There is much to look into when this type of accident happens. Among information that will likely be considered - in addition to the events that led to the accident and the tragic moment itself - are the maintenance records of the dump truck, log books, any black box data as well as the driver's driving and medical records.
It can take a lot of work to find the facts after such tragic accidents occur, but it is something that simply must be done.
Source: Associated Press, "1 person killed, 1 injured in dump truck crash outside Sophia flea market," Nov. 13, 2011