Joseph Cargal, 68, was operating a tractor-trailer early one rainy morning on a four-lane roadway. David Forehand, a FedEx truck driver, was traveling in the opposite direction when he swerved to avoid a branch in the roadway. His truck collided head-on with Cargal’s truck.
Cargal suffered blunt force trauma and severe burns and died at the scene. He was survived by his wife and two adult sons.
The Cargal family sued FedEx Freight Inc. and Forehand, alleging that Forehand was speeding and chose not to maintain his lane or swerve right to avoid oncoming traffic.