Memorials

Truck crashes increased by 45 percent from 2009 to 2014

Mary and AnnaLeah Karth

Location: Georgia

On May 4, 2013, Marianne Karth was driving from North Carolina to Texas with three of her children to celebrate four family college graduations and a wedding.  While on I-20 in Georgia she was forced to stop due to a crash ahead. A tractor-trailer following her crashed into her vehicle, causing it to spin out. It was struck again by the semi and then crashed into a second truck.  Marianne’s 17-year-old daughter, AnnaLeah, was fatally injured in the crash. Mary Karth, 13, died at a hospital after several days on life support. Marianne and Caleb Karth, 15, were hospitalized for their injuries.