On I-65, Semi Truck and Church Van Collide, Killing 11


A truly tragic accident: coming one way was the van, where its occupants were happily riding along the interstate in their Mennonite church’s van, where victim John Esh served as assistant pastor. Coming the opposite way on I-65, a fully-loaded tractor-trailer truck with a single occupant, the driver.

The semi crossed the median and collided head on with the minivan, killing all but two children who were strapped in their car seats. The truck driver was killed as well. The investigation has begun into the cause of the accident.

Our sincerest condolences to the family members and loved ones who are grieving this tremendous loss. Even in our position as trucking accident plaintiffs’ attorneys, where we have been exposed to many a tragic big rig crash, we are shocked by this enormously heartwrenching, horrific event.

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