Congress Twp, OH – Two Killed in Semi Collision on I-71

Congress Twp, OH - Two Killed in Semi Collision on I-71

Congress Twp, OH (October 25, 2021) – Two commercial vehicles were involved in a fatal accident in Congress Township on Sunday, October 24. 

The deadly crash was reported early that morning at around 3:30 a.m. Local authorities revealed that a 26-year-old New York man was operating a semi-truck on Interstate 71. He had reportedly stopped after hitting a deer on the highway. 

A 2011 Isuzu NPR box truck crashed into the disabled truck. The 28-year-old Brookfield operating the Isuzu truck was taken to Akron General Hospital for treatment. Both occupants of the box truck were killed on impact. They were identified as 30-year-old Nicholas Holmes of Girard and 21-year-old Christopher Fox of Youngstown. 

An ongoing accident investigation is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Nicholas Holmes and Christopher Fox at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Trucking Accidents in Ohio

Nearly one-third of deadly semi-truck crashes in 2019 involved those riding in a semi-cab. Almost a quarter of fatal 18-wheeler accidents involve truckers who had received a speeding ticket before a vehicle collision. Every year, about 500,000 trucking accidents are reported. These accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals. Every 15 seconds, someone is killed or seriously injured in a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision.

Family members grieve greatly when a loved one’s life is brutally cut short due to someone else’s irresponsibility. For those left to pick up the pieces, healing may be a difficult effort. People are grieving for a variety of reasons, and a lawsuit is typically the last thing on their minds.

As a result of your devastating loss, a wrongful death case may be able to aid your family in seeking financial recompense. By connecting with an expert Congress Township automobile accident lawyer, you can improve your chances of winning your case.

Following the death of a loved one, we at Joseph Law Group go to considerable measures to ensure that our clients receive the most amount of compensation available. Our legal team has a proven track record of getting great results for our clients.

Semi-Truck Crash Lawyers in Congress Township

Our wrongful death attorneys in Congress Township can assist you and your family in getting through this difficult time by giving you peace of mind and ensuring that the person or entity responsible is held accountable. The first stage in the recovery procedure is to file a claim against the at-fault person or their insurance carrier.

Call an Ohio catastrophic injury lawyer at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested. 

Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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