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Trucker killed after driving into trailer that became detached from another semi

A truck driver was killed in a tragic accident earlier this week, when he drove into a grain trailer that became detached from another semi truck in the middle of the night.

The incident happened near Bllings, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, January 16th.

Accord to local news source Enid News & Eagle, around 3:37 a.m., 48-year-old Texas truck driver Joel Goodman was traveling west on U.S. 412, when he collided with a grain trailer that was blocking the road.

The grain trailer had disconnected from a 2014 Freightliner truck that had turned onto U.S. 412 from County Round 30.  After breaking loose from the truck, the trailer “came to a rest crosswise in the roadway,” the police reports states.

Goodman did not see the black grain trailer in the middle of the rural pitch-black road and drove directly into the center of it. The impact caused him to become pinned inside his severely damaged Freightliner cab for nearly 3 hours.

Goodman was freed from the cab around 6:05 a.m. by local fire crews and was pronounced dead at the scene, suffering what was described as “massive injuries.”

It’s unclear if any charges have been filed.  Goodman leaves behind a wife and a young child.

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