On May 18, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., John Jamison, 55, was driving a concrete truck northbound on Avenue B, when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed over the center line on the highway and made contact with the concrete truck. The impact sent the concrete truck into the east ditch where it overturned.
Mr. Jamison was transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries suffered in the crash.
The other truck driver was not injured. The crash is under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The current federal weight limit for a large interstate truck is 80,000 pounds, but for some states, there are exemptions and permits allowing even heavier trucks to travel on our roadways. Bigger, heavier trucks are more likely to be in a crash, more likely to cause damage to our roads and bridges, and more likely to result in an injury or death.