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Family Seeks Justice in Fatal Turnpike Truck Wreck

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According to the Wichita Eagle, the four surviving children of a Wisconsin woman who was killed last year in an accident on the Kansas Turnpike have sued three trucking companies responsible for the crash.

Relatives of Corrine Bartels, 64, of Platteville, Wis., sued the owner of the cab, the owner of the trailer it was hauling and the trucking company the driver was working for. Also sued was the driver of the truck, Steven Helinsky, 39, of Wilmer, Texas. The Kansas Highway Patrol said that on the morning of the accident, Helinsky found himself traveling south in the northbound lanes, and that the collision occurred as he was trying to make a U-turn.

This is another example of a poorly trained driver behind the wheel of a killer big rig. If you see a trucker driving carelessly, use your cell phone to call the local police on 9-11.