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Accident Report Detail

Osterkamp Trucking, Inc., Truck/Full Trailer and Dodge Van Collision, US 91

Executive Summary

‚ÄčAt 4:15 p.m. on August 26, 1977, a 1973 Dodge van and a 1977 Peterbilt truck, pulling an empty 1977 Reliance full trailer, collided head-on during a moderate-to-heavy rainstorm on U.S. 91, 8 miles north of Scipio, Utah. The eight occupants of the van were killed and the truckdriver was injured.

Probable Cause

‚ÄčThe National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was that either or both drivers failed to maintain their vehicle in the proper traffic lane for reasons that could not be determined.

Accident Location: Scipio , UT    
Accident Date: 8/26/1977
Accident ID: 80026

Date Adopted: 2/22/1979
NTSB Number: HAR-79-01
NTIS Number: PB-293501/AS

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