Lindsay Cooper Killed in Polk County NC Crash With Box Truck

A woman named Lindsay Cooper was tragically killed on Monday morning in a crash with a box truck on US Highway 74 in Polk County, North Carolina.  The wreck happened sometime before 10:00 am when Ms. Cooper struck the box truck in the rear.  According to available information, the box truck had inexplicably stopped in the right lane of the highway.

The driver of the box truck has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and illegally stopping in the highway.  Ms. Cooper was 30 years old and was from Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

Read more about this serious and tragic crash.

The question of why the driver was stopped in the roadway will hopefully be answered by investigating officers.  In many cases, we see drivers stopped in similar circumstances as they are looking at their phone for directions or other information.  Hopefully, the State Highway Patrol has seized the driver’s phone to determine whether the driver was on the phone at the time of the collision.

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