Shenekwa E. Asbery, 24, of Lacey, was killed and two other people were seriously injured when the minivan they were riding in was hit by a box truck on Interstate 5, just north of SR 512 around 3:15am this morning.
The Seattle Times reports that Asbery was riding in the rear seat of the van when it slowed down or stopped on the freeway. A box truck driven by a 24-year-old Tacoma man was unable to avoid the minivan and struck it.
The force of the accident sent both the minivan and the box truck across two lanes of traffic.
The 28-year-old man driving the minivan and a 26-year-old female passenger were taken to the hospital after the accident.
The driver of the box truck reportedly suffered neck injuries.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident. At this point, it appears that the minivan may have had mechanical problems prior to the collision.
Mechanical problems are sometimes factors in car accidents. Brake failure and under-inflated or flat tires are two common problems which cause car accidents. Many mechanical problems can be prevented with regularly scheduled maintenance and inspections.
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by negligence on part of the driver, poorly maintained highways or mechanical problems, call a personal injury lawyer who can help you receive compensation for your damages.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those who have died.
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