OPELIKA, AL — One man has died after a dump truck accident that happened in Opelika, Alabama on Monday, June 2nd, 2014, according to a news article from The Montgomery Adviser.
Authorities have said that they have reason to believe that 60-year-old Matthew Jacob was killed when the dump truck he was driving left the road and overturned for reasons currently under investigation while driving on Interstate 85 just before 5:00 in the afternoon Monday.
Scene of the Accident
Matthew Jacob was taken by EMS personnel to Columbus Regional Medical Center where he died a few hours after his arrival.
The investigation into the crash is being handled by representatives from The Alabama State Police.
This is an accident where the wrecked truck should be thoroughly examined. What would we hope to find? Any vehicle that I’ve inspected in a single-vehicle accident has never once been completely free of mechanical problems. Whether or not that mechanical problem was in any way related to the accident may be a different story, but nobody can know for sure without getting their hands on the evidence.
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