From 2009 to 2017, there number of pedestrians killed in large truck crashes increased 48 percent since 2009.

Tim Huffman

Date of Death: May 6, 2013

On May 6, 2013, Captain Tim Huffman was killed by a distracted truck driver. As the truck driver watched his cellphone, he slammed into Huffman’s police cruiser. At the time of the crash, which involved three police cars and two fire department trucks, the police captain was writing a report and ensuring the roads were safe. His fellow law enforcement officers attempted to save Tim, but he succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene.