ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A truck driver standing on the shoulder of Interstate 95 by his tractor was struck and killed by another big rig on Oct. 29 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 54-year-old man was standing on the left side of his 2022 Peterbilt 579 along the right shoulder of I-95 when he was struck by a southbound 2020 Volvo VNL driven by a 24-year-old male.
The Volvo driver, traveling in the right lane, was next to a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer that was in the center lane when the Kenworth began to veer toward the Volvo.
According to the FHP, this caused the Volvo driver to veer into the Peterbilt’s mirror and driver.
An investigation is ongoing.
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