This week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released more details in the trucking accident that killed three Marine recruits on their way to sign their final enlistment papers. According to the information released Tuesday, the trucker likely did not apply the brakes before the accident, and inventory of the truck’s cab included two types of antibiotics and a bottle of NyQuil. The truck was owned by Nick Strimbu, Inc., a Brooksfield, Ohio trucking company, and was not pulling a trailer at the time of the accident.The truck had a dashboard camera, which showed everything in front of the truck. It clearly shows the brake lights of the pickup in front of the semi truck cab, and it shows that the driver of the semi truck apparently did not apply his brakes before the accident, since the truck’s speed remained constant during the accident. The driver had several previous citations for traffic violations, including running a red light, running a stop sign, and failing to yield, although none of these citations was more recent than 2006.
Toxicology reports on the driver have not yet been released, but it seems clear that the truck driver is responsible for this deadly accident. Whether he was driving while under the influence of over-the-counter medications, or while fatigued, or distracted, he had the power to prevent this accident but failed to.

According to the information released Tuesday, the trucker likely did not apply the brakes before the accident, and inventory of the truck’s cab included two types of antibiotics and a bottle of NyQuil. The truck was owned by Nick Strimbu, Inc., a Brooksfield, Ohio trucking company, and was not pulling a trailer at the time of the accident. The truck had a dashboard camera, which showed everything in front of the truck. It clearly shows the brake lights of the pickup in front of the semi truck cab, and it shows that the driver of the semi truck apparently did not apply his brakes before the accident, since the truck speed remained constant during the accident. The driver had several previous citations for traffic violations, including running a red light, running a stop sign, and failing to yield, although none of these citations was more recent than 2006.
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