News Station Turns Over Driver’s Facebook Pictures to State Police and Carrier Following Crash

Startup Uses Truck Driver's Social Media To Predict
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A Boston news channel is questioning the driving history of a truck driver who was involved in a crash in Fall River, Massachusetts on Monday after viewing the driver’s unlocked Facebook page and finding pictures the driver had taken while on the road.

WBZ posted the driver, Lisa Korch’s, pictures to their site and to Twitter.  The pictures are from 2012.  They show various snapshots of the highway, taken from the the driver’s seat of the truck.  WBZ reported that one of Korch’s photos was taken of the Piscataqua River Bridge between Maine and New Hampshire. Others showed photos of sunsets.

WBZ reportedly turned over the photos to the State Police, however, the channel admits that they’re not sure who took the photos that were featured on Korch’s Facebook page or whether or not Korch took the photos with her cell phone.

After turning over the photos to the State Police, WBZ reported that they showed a spokesperson for J.P. Noonan, the company Korch drives for. The J.P. Noonan spokesman was “clearly upset,” WBZ reported.

Korch was heading northbound, transporting over 11,000 gallons of gasoline when the tanker truck she was driving overturned near the Route 6 off-ramp and burst into flames.

Korch suffered non-lifethreatening injuries.

The moral of the story here, folks, is don’t take photos while you’re driving– it’s dangerous– and lock down your Facebook pages!