Monroe, OH – Tonya Beachy Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70

Monroe, OH – Tonya Beachy Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70

Monroe, OH (August 27, 2020) – Two people were reportedly killed following a multi-vehicle accident involving two semi-trucks in Monroe on Thursday, August 20. 

According to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the collision occurred that evening on Interstate 70 at around 6:40 p.m. Two semi-trucks and a pickup were traveling in the left lane of the highway while a sport-utility vehicle was traveling in the right lane. 

While the vehicles were approaching a construction area, three began to slow down. One of the semi-trucks rear-ended the pickup, causing a chain-reaction collision involving the other vehicles. 

A passenger in the pickup truck, 25-year-old Tonya Beachy of Homeworth, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. Another occupant of the pickup was taken to a nearby medical facility and later succumbed to their injuries. 

The driver of the pickup, Erik Beachy, and both truck drivers, 49-year-old James Gobble and 60-year-old Dorcella Washington, sustained injuries in the crash. The driver of the SUV was uninjured. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tonya Beachy at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal 18-Wheeler Accidents in Ohio

Monroe, OH - Tonya Beachy Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70Each year, more than 30,000 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions across the country. Collisions involving large commercial trucks are some of the most catastrophic, causing significant damage in a matter of seconds. According to statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,761 people who were killed in trucking collisions nationwide in 2017. That year, 69% of reported trucking accidents involved tractor-trailers or combination trucks. 

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