Black ice is being blamed as the cause of a seven-vehicle wreck that occurred on U.S. 52 North in North Carolina. The massive truck accident occurred on Feb. 17, when a woman behind the wheel of a pickup truck lost control of her vehicle, causing it to flip onto a guardrail. That driver was reportedly traveling slower than the posted speed limit, but her vehicle still spun out of control upon contact with the ice. She suffered only minor injuries in the crash. A volunteer fire department truck was also involved in the truck accident.
A man responsible for a truck accident that killed three North Carolina drivers on Interstate 40 will serve more than a decade in jail. The man, age 52, was formally sentenced to approximately 11 years' prison time on Oct. 29 after pleading guilty to several charges, including possession of marijuana, involuntary manslaughter and possession of drug paraphernalia.