‘Truck of Death’ crashes into truck carrying goods at Ford Motor Company factory in Detroit
A truck carrying heavy equipment that was being unloaded at Ford’s Detroit plant derailed on Saturday and killed four people, authorities said.
The pickup truck carrying the equipment collided with a Ford truck carrying two heavy trucks and a Ford trailer at the Ford plant in downtown Detroit, according to Wayne County Emergency Management Director Jeff Wagoner.
Wagoner said the crash occurred at around 6:40 a.m. at a location just south of the Wayne County Convention Center.
He said the accident sent two trucks rolling into a building that is part of the manufacturing complex, where the trailers were being unloaded.
Two of the trucks were carrying heavy-duty trucks that weigh about 1,500 pounds.
Another truck was carrying trailers that weigh 700 to 800 pounds.
The two trucks were also carrying trailers and a large crane.
A total of four people were killed in the accident, according.
In all, the accident injured 15 people and caused about $1.3 million in damage, Wagoners office said.
The four fatalities were from two separate truck crashes that occurred earlier this week, Wagner said.
The crash occurred during a shift change at Ford, where about 5,000 employees are employed.
Ford officials said the company is taking the crash seriously.
The company said in a statement that it is providing support to employees affected by the accident.
The company also said it is investigating the cause of the accident and will provide more information to its employees when they return to work.