A woman riding in a semi tanker died when the tanker overturned on U.S. Highway 87 near Lewiston, Montana, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 18. According to the Aberdeen News, the driver of the semi swerved to avoid a deer, causing the tanker full of fuel to overturn. The tanker broke free and rolled into a field, and the truck overturned. The driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries and released from an area hospital.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInfo.net, nearly 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents in the United States every year.