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Two pedestrians working on disabled semi killed by car driver who fell asleep


A truck driver and another man who was working on a broken down truck were struck and killed by a motorist who told police that he fell asleep at the wheel.

The incident happened yesterday around 4:30 p.m. in Ashland, Ohio.

Two Men Killed While Working On Broken Down Truck

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, 44 year old New York based truck driver Steven Garceau was hauling an oversized load northbound on I-71 near mile marker 181 when his truck became disabled. Troopers say that the truck was pulled well off of the roadway on the berm and that safety triangles had been placed on the shoulder of the interstate.

Garceau and twenty-eight year old Dennis E. McKenzie Jr. were standing outside of the truck and are believed to have been trying to repair it when they were struck by a Toyota Camry. Both men died as a result of their injuries.

The Camry driver, Paul A. Cory, told investigators that he had fallen asleep at the wheel and that he was unaware that he had struck anyone with his vehicle.

No Charges Filed Against Car Driver

Cory suffered only minor injuries in the crash. He was treated by EMS at the scene.

Troopers aren’t sure if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash at this time.

The crash remains under investigation by state police. No charges have been filed yet.



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