Shelby County residents were reminded of the devastating results of a crash involving a truck and a passenger car.
News reports indicate that a man and child were killed when their car struck a dump truck head on. A third person was flown to Methodist Hospital with severe injuries. The driver of the dump truck was unharmed.
The accident is a sober reminder of the need to stay alert while on the roads. The size and weight of any truck can cause severe damage but a dump truck fully loaded with gravel is like a concrete wall moving at 60 miles per hour. The end result is severe injuries and even death.