FedEx Driver was illegally wearing headphones when involved in a crash that killed 5

According to the lawsuit, in January of 2020, Brandon Stowers was illegally wearing noise-canceling headphones while driving a FedEx semitrailer. Unable to hear the truck’s built-in alarm system that would have alerted him about objects in the roadway, Mr. Stowers caused a collision that killed five and injured approximately 60 others, per the petition.

During the early morning hours on a snowy road, a tour bus full of passengers had already rolled on its side when the FedEx semitrailer slammed into the bus. A UPS semitrailer (with two men in the cab) then struck the FedEx semitrailer. Both men were killed. The driver of the tour bus was killed as well, along with two other passengers, including a 9-year-old girl. The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. and was in a mountainous area of a turnpike. It is alleged that the headphones prevented Mr. Stowers from hearing the alarm system alerting him about the bus in the roadway.

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