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Tractor-trailer runs red light, kills two in crash

If someone wanted to be in an accident, one of the best ways to cause a crash would be to run a red light. It's one of the most dangerous common driving behaviors on our roads, as was proven again in deadly, dramatic fashion when a tractor-trailer ran a red light and slammed into a car.

Though the fatal truck accident was far from us in La Crosse, it reminds us of the same road dangers we face here. Two people lost their lives in the crash; both of those killed were in the car the big rig hit.

The truck driver was unhurt, according to law enforcement officials on the scene of the accident in Douglasville, Georgia, near Atlanta.

Several other people in other vehicles were injured as well, though the extent of their injuries wasn't reported on in the news stories we read.

State police officials said 18-wheeler ran through a red light shortly before noon and T-boned a Nissan Sentra car. The truck driver is 64 years old and from Colorado.

Dead are two Georgia women, 35 years old and 44 years old. The driver died after being extricated by emergency workers from her car. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The car was crushed beneath the large front tires of the semi-truck.

In addition to the car and the tractor-trailer, four other vehicles were involved in the crash. Ten other motorists in the chain-reaction crash were treated at nearby hospitals.

Source: WSBTV.com, "Witnesses said tractor-trailer ran red light, killing 2 in wreck," July 11, 2012

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