Tuxedo, NY (July 21, 2020) – Early on Monday morning, July 20th, New York State Police troopers responded to a fatal collision between a motor vehicle and a tractor-trailer in the town of Tuxedo. The incident was reported around 3:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 87.
According to investigators, a man identified as 51-year-old Sheik A. Bacchus, of the Bronx, was traveling north in a 2013 Dodge Durango when he collided with a tractor-trailer near mile marker 38.
Authorities said that the Orange County Medical Examiner pronounced Bacchus deceased at the crash site. The truck driver, identified as 34-year-old Everton M. Barnett, Landover, Maryland, did not suffer any injuries during the collision.
At this time, the events that led to this incident remain under investigation. No further information has been reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sheik A. Bacchus at this time.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in New York
According to authorities with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal collisions involving commercial tractor-trailers rose to peak levels back in 2017. Trucking accidents in New York, like anywhere else around the U.S., are persistently severe due to the size and speed of such immense vehicles, as well as the actions of negligent drivers. During this time, it is absolutely essential for victims and their families to fully realize that they may have substantial rights as they begin moving forward.
In many cases, trucking accidents are triggered by issues such as the improper weight distribution of cargo and poor vehicle maintenance. Additionally, drivers are generally forced by their employers to cover as many miles as possible each day, which often leads to driver fatigue. Whether a trucking accident is caused by actions of an employer, manufacturer, reckless driver, or another negligent party, there is no reason why victims or bereaved families should be financially responsible for the enormous expenses that typically follow such an incident.
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