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Theresa Locke

Minerva, OH

#1 May 9, 2014
Very sad,thoughts and prayers goes out to the Wilson family and all of her friends
Jill Smith

Springboro, OH

#2 May 10, 2014
My heart breaks for Shirley Wilson. She has been through more than any Mother should have to endure. She lost her other daughter in September of 2013 to cancer. My love and prayers go out to the Wilson family.
dick griffin

Erie, PA

#3 May 11, 2014
Prayers to the family. What a tragic accident! My the Lord be with the families involved.
Vets Wife

United States

#4 May 12, 2014
What a tragic ending to a beautiful young lady's life. She had a ready smile and hug. Sue will be missed. Shirley, my prayers are with you and Ken.

Chicago, IL

#5 May 12, 2014
must you show the picture of the car totally flattened by the dump truck?

Uhrichsville, OH

#6 May 13, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to her family. Law enforcement needs to be slowing these truckers down. They are going too fast to get stopped properly, and they are taking the curves too fast, driving left of center. Write some tickets! It won't help this family, but perhaps it will prevent another family from having to go through this grief and loss.

Mansfield, OH

#7 May 13, 2014
Seriously wrote:
Thoughts and prayers to her family. Law enforcement needs to be slowing these truckers down. They are going too fast to get stopped properly, and they are taking the curves too fast, driving left of center. Write some tickets! It won't help this family, but perhaps it will prevent another family from having to go through this grief and loss.
How about truck drivers have accountability for themselves, drivers use turn signals, slow for turns, give proper indication of turns, run headlights so they can be seen in daylight sunshine, on a cloudy day, at night, etc? Also the companies and dispatchers for truck drivers need to stop putting lives on the line for truckers to have and keep jobs, pay, and incentives. If truckers weren't being penalized, they wouldn't be throwing caution to the wind if that's even what happened here. Maybe the car that turned off was busy with a cell call and took a sudden action without warning or something. Trucks, especially with loads don't stop on a dime. The article clearly states what occurred and there is no mention of going left of center to negotiate a curve. What other common sense should we legislate and ticket in place of teaching folks accountability for themselves and value for others' lives and safety? That might have saved a life. God bless those involved. So many lives senselessly changed or stolen in an instant.

Uhrichsville, OH

#8 May 14, 2014
Accountability - I couldn't agree with you more about drivers, both truck and car, being more accountable for how they drive. For the record, I used to work for a trucking company and am well aware of the demands and responsibilities of truck drivers. The article did not say this driver was on a curve, but he did lose control and cross the center line. I also agree that a loaded truck cannot stop on a dime, and that possibly the driver turning had some responsibility for this accident. I was referring to the drivers who are taking curves too quickly, and as a result cannot keep their truck on their side of the center line. I drive 50 miles a day in Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties and encounter this a lot. In the past I have driven 76 miles per day in Stark and Portage Counties and never encountered as many near misses as I do now. Please, drivers, take some responsibility for the safety of those around you. Their families and yours do not want to lose anyone.

Freeport, OH

#9 May 14, 2014
I agree with Seriously-- it seems that there seems to be lax enforcement or interest in enforcing safe driving practices, particularly in the truck sector, by law enforcement. No one seems to enforce left of center driving, excessive speed, following too closely, etc. and with the invasion of trucks, often oversized and overloaded, I fear that more innocent people are going to die on the highways and roads of Carroll County. Lately, it seems we have had more and more oversized semi-trucks, driving WITHOUT lead escort, on COUNTY ROADS-- this is a tragedy waiting to happen because truck is near always left of center on curves and blind spots and some of this may be due to features or road and narrowness of county roads at places but still in my view this is largely a PREVENTABLE accident with lead escort, reasonable speed, preparation of driver by studying course of road and "dry run" training--- HELLO?? Is anybody listening out there?? Where are you Ohio State Highway Patrol, Carroll County Sheriff, Carroll County Engineer, Ohio Department of Safety?, all will come running after the next tragic death and accident and offer up commentary, analysis, crash investigation, etc. but how about PREVENTION and efforts to save that next person's death before it happens???!!!

Freeport, OH

#10 May 14, 2014
and another thing, having been in transportation for many years, Chesapeake and other trucking contractors need to teach a lead escort vehicle driver how to correctly lead a convoy/oversized vehicle-- one does not drive several hundred yards or more like a dumba** jack rabbit which seems to frequently be the case--- lead vehicle needs to stay reasonably close-- 100 yards or less to be effective and to prevent people from pulling in front of slower vehicle at intersections- have seen this happen frequently as well!!
Anti China

United States

#11 May 14, 2014
Wake up people! Not even in the fairy tale world you live in is there a cruiser on every given stretch of road at any given second of the day. The law enforcement officers are ticketing everyone of these vehicles that are not in compliance with the law. When someone jambs the brakes and flips a turn signal at the last second because they were texting and not paying attention is that really the fault of the truck driver? I think not. This was a very serious crash and the circumstances and consequences of this crash most of you will never know! Not only did this crash kill a woman and scar a driver forever it took a huge toll on a friend of this county. Goodnight

Uhrichsville, OH

#12 May 15, 2014
Anti China - It's called "following at an assured clear distance". Something that most people in cars and trucks alike seem to have forgotten. Yes, accidents to happen, but unfortunately, most can be prevented. As I said above, I agree that it is possible that the driver stopping to turn may have had some responsibility, but ultimately, in a court of law the driver of the truck was more at fault, by comparative negligence. With the money supposedly being poured into this area, add more patrols. The only people I've seen pulled over recently have been in cars! I live on a main county roadway and I hear the sounds of trucks using air brakes to slow down on the curves near my home WAY more than I ever used to hear them!

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