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19 January 2018

MOUNT OLIVE: John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez Killed In Dump Truck Accident After Tire Blowout On I-80 Freeway; Car Crash Under Investigation

MOUNT OLIVE Fatal Tractor Trailer / Car Crash: John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez Killed In Dump Truck Accident After Tire Blowout On I-80 Freeway

John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez Died In Fatal Car Accident Involving Dump Truck and Box Truck In Mount Olive on the Route 80 Freeway; Please Support The Couples Children By Donating To Their Go Fund Me Campaign

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY (January 18, 2018) – A married couple were tragically killed in a dump truck accident after one of the tires on the truck blew out on the route 80 Highway.

Mount Olive police have been able to identify the couple that died in the fatal dump truck crash as John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez.

The driver of the dump truck was heading westbound down the Interstate 80 highway when his truck experienced a tire blowout and collided with a box truck.

The car that John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez were driving was also hit by the out of control truck. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the car accident in order to treat John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez for their injuries.

Tragically, the husband and wife were both pronounced dead after the collision. Family members have set up a Go Fund Me page to help the couple’s two young children.


Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive in a reasonably safe manner in order to avoid causing an accident. In addition to driving safely, periodic maintenance should be done on a truck’s tires to make sure that they are in good repair and not likely to malfunction. If a truck driver causes an accident or loses control of their vehicle due to poor maintenance, the company that employed the driver may be held liable for the accident. In addition to driver negligence or poor maintenance, the company that manufactures a truck’s tires may also be responsible for a tire blowout accident. Tires do not blowout for no reason. For example, tread belt separations may occur due to improper chemical bonding of the inner and outer sections of the tire. Any person that is injured or has lost someone in an accident due to a tire blowout may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the fatal dump truck accident that killed John Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez. This is absolutely heartbreaking and should never have taken place. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of the victim’s as they continue to grieve such an incredible loss. We also encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for the victim’s children. Police need to make sure the the truck’s tires involved in this accident are preserved as evidence in order to help protect the victims’ families’ rights.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident involving a tire blowout, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced truck accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights, need evidence preserved for an accident or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.