BLACK BOX ♦ Truck in Fatal Crash Lacked Recorder ♦ Truck driver may have been on cell phone

Federal investigators say there was no electronic recorder on a truck that crossed the median and killed the truck driver and 10 others.

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesman said, “along with lacking a recorder, the manual log kept by the driver was destroyed in the fire caused by the crash.” The manual log is generally one part of the investigation that is looked at to determine how long a driver had been on the road.

The truck crossed the median striking a van carrying a group to a wedding. Two young children survived the crash.

The investigation revealed that the truck driver’s cell phone was active around the time of the crash.

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