Wreck on I-40 kills S.C. man

Wreck on I-40 kills S.C. man

There are 9 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 5, 2008, titled Wreck on I-40 kills S.C. man. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

A South Carolina man was killed after his truck overturned in the eastbound lane of Interstate 40 about 8:10 a.m. Saturday.

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jlr

United States

#1 Jan 6, 2008
This was a very close family member of mine he left behind a wife, a daughter, a stepdaughter and a grandaughter he will be dearly missed. He was a good driver and was a very cautious driver. Something happened to Steve he did not fall asleep at the wheel.
BMcGee

United States

#2 Jan 6, 2008
I was on the highway yesterday morning about an hour after the wreck occurred. Before reading this today, I knew that someone had died in the wreck. The truck was mangled.

Sorry for your family's loss.
alias condolence

United States

#3 Jan 6, 2008
jlr wrote:
This was a very close family member of mine he left behind a wife, a daughter, a stepdaughter and a grandaughter he will be dearly missed. He was a good driver and was a very cautious driver. Something happened to Steve he did not fall asleep at the wheel.
My condolence to the family. God rest his soul. I take it that a autopsy will be performed.
kellie griffin

Greer, SC

#4 Jan 6, 2008
i JUST WANT TO SAY THAT STEVE WILL BE MISSED TERRIBLY HE CAME INTO MY STORE IN PIEDMONT VERY OFTEN AND I BECAME CLOSE .. I WANT TO TELL THE FAMILY THAT MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEM AND THAT GOD IS WITH YOU . I WILL MISS STEVE AND HIS WONDERFUL SMILE .
ALEX ANTHONY

Greer, SC

#5 Jan 6, 2008
IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS .I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU .

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#6 Jan 6, 2008
jlr wrote:
This was a very close family member of mine he left behind a wife, a daughter, a stepdaughter and a grandaughter he will be dearly missed. He was a good driver and was a very cautious driver. Something happened to Steve he did not fall asleep at the wheel.
There are medical reasons for people falling asleep while driving, you shouldn't feel like that needs defending. Your blood sugar levels could cause you to fall out. I'm very sorry for your loss.
alias that

United States

#7 Jan 6, 2008
Free wrote:
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There are medical reasons for people falling asleep while driving, you shouldn't feel like that needs defending. Your blood sugar levels could cause you to fall out. I'm very sorry for your loss.
That is what autopsys are for. To find out.
Whats up Cuz

Greenville, SC

#8 Jan 6, 2008
jlr of greenville, is right. Not only was Steve a cautious driver, but he had just stopped at the Pilot at the previous exit to use the facilities, had talked with his daughter less than 45 minutes prior to let her know what time he would be home and prior to having a late night nap, had slept a large part of Friday. There was a witness on the scene that tried to get him out of the truck. We are hoping that he will be able to shed some light as well.
An autopsy may or may not give answers, but we know it will not bring him back...Pray for the family and all that you know and love, for we never know what tomorrow will bring.
Anyone wishing to know arrangements, please see " greenvilleonline.com " Monday.
PR in Canton

Greenville, SC

#9 Jan 7, 2008
jlr wrote:
This was a very close family member of mine he left behind a wife, a daughter, a stepdaughter and a grandaughter he will be dearly missed. He was a good driver and was a very cautious driver. Something happened to Steve he did not fall asleep at the wheel.
My prayers go out to you and your family.

I know firsthand that truck drivers will swerve or move out of the way quickly to AVOID CARS AND SUVS that cut them off, pass in the RH lane, swerve in front trying to make an exit at the last minute, and so many other unexpected movements that tractor trailers do not have the luxury of accommodating. Truck drivers are some of the most courteous drivers on the roads. And more often than not they have to drive more defensively to avoid passenger vehicles that do not respect "common sense."
Unfortunately some of these truck drivers put themselves in harm's way before hurting other people even though those very same people have created the chain of events. Many times the person responsible for causing a truck to slam on it's brakes or swerve never look in the rear view mirror because they are in such a big hurry. If they would, they might see a driver that sacrificed himself hoping he would be safe in his big truck trying to avoid a tremendous accident with a smaller vehicle where those people may not be so lucky. I

I'm sorry for your loss. I passed by about an after it happened and it really upset me. I live a few miles from there and I see a lot of wrecks in that 5 mile stretch. I don't think everyone falls asleep or loses control either....especially not truck drivers. I hoped and prayed all was okay when I passed by. After reading the paper it really bothered me to learn the outcome.

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