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A tractor trailer accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. this past Monday, at the Taylor Avenue overpass. The truck struck the median barrier that runs between east and westbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64), killing the driver, Thomas J. Niemeyer. At this time, witnesses and emergency responders are unsure of the reason why the driver lost control of the truck.

Witnesses said that the truck appeared to be traveling eastbound normally, when the driver abruptly veered to the left, hitting the concrete barrier and stuctural beam and was ejected from the truck. Currently, there are still some questions whether the driver suffered a medical emergency or if it was a mechanical issue that caused the driver to lose control of the truck.

We will be following this tragic accident closely.

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