Our thoughts are with the families of two motorcyclists who tragically lost their lives in a fatal semi-truck accident in Paducah, Kentucky on Tuesday on Interstate 24.
According to the McCracken County Coroner, Robert A. Storrs, 30, and Jessica R. Caroe, 27, passed away at the scene of the accident.
The accident was allegedly caused when 60-year-old truck driver James Hoerman did not stop in time and struck the back of a 1998 Honda Shadow motorcycle being ridden by Storrs and Caroe. Both bikers were thrown from the motorcycle and died from the injuries they sustained.
Traffic had slowed because of an earlier accident on the I-24 bridge over the Ohio River.
Hoerman’s semi-truck also hit a Toyota Tundra driven by Charles Arney, and another tractor-trailer driven by Jeremy Wuels.
Others involved in the four-vehicle collision were taken to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Paducah Police Department’s accident reconstruction team is currently reconstructing the accident, so more can be learned about what really happened during the crash that caused westbound I-24 to be closed for eight hours.
Many semi-truck accidents occur when a truck driver loses his ability to stop, and often times it is due to inattention caused by fatigue, cell phone use or even the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Kentucky semi-truck accident, contact Paducah motorcycle accident attorney Daryl Dixon at 270-210-3123 to learn how to protect your rights. Our firm will provide you with a complimentary case evaluation and help you focus on what matters most: your family’s well-being.