FMCSA orders truck driver out of service after illegal U-turn and hit-and-run kills two

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a New Jersey-based truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety following a double fatality crash that occurred in September.

On October 15, 2020, the FMCSA issued a federal out of service order to truck driver Quentin Campbell. In conjunction with the FMCSA order, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has disqualified Campbell from operating any commercial motor vehicle for which a CDL is required.

The FMCSA describes the fatal crash:

On Sept. 4, 2020, Campbell was operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 90 in Monroe County, New York, traveling westbound when he made an illegal U-turn and was struck by an eastbound passenger vehicle; both occupants of the passenger vehicle were killed. Not stopping, Campbell instead completed the illegal U-turn and fled the scene. He was subsequently arrested by New York State Police Officers and charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

The roof of the car was sheared off during the crash. The male driver died at the scene. A female passenger was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. She later passed away in the hospital.