Truck Driver Faced with Multiple Motor Carrier Violations after 6 Vehicle Crash

into sunsetA truck driver is being held on a $2,000 bond in Indiana after rear ending a semi and causing a six-vehicle crash.

The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning on June 2 on 1-65 in Franklin Indiana. A semi was stopped in a construction zone near mile marker 92 when another large truck, driven by Jose Montalvo, rear-ended the stopped vehicle. The collision started a chain reaction that included a van and four additional commercial vehicles.

While no one was seriously injured, one driver was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Montalvo is facing multiple charges that include driving without insurance, following too closely, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of a crash.

On May 28th in Ohio, another truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed through restrooms at a rest area on US 30. The driver, Wangtamah Oeg, was travelling eastbound on US 30 and tried to enter the rest area. Authorities believe he fell asleep at the wheel, since he didn’t attempt to slow down and travelled 220 feet after driving over the center island. The truck took down two signs, a vending machine and the restrooms.

Only one other person was in the restrooms at the time of the crash but wasn’t injured. Oeg was cited for failure to maintain control and impaired awareness. Investigators don’t believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident.

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