54-Year-Old Truck Driver Dies in Single-Vehicle Rollover Accident near Kolb Road

TUCSON, AZ (February 27, 2023) – Tuesday afternoon, Rick Immel was killed in a single-vehicle rollover truck crash on Interstate 10.

The incident occurred around 3:00 p.m., between Kolb and Rita Road.

Investigators say a truck driven by 54-year-old Immel was hauling nitric acid headed to Theodore, Alabama for the Landstar System, Inc.

Officers believe that Immel may have suffered medical issues before the incident. The driver then veered into the center median and the truck overturned causing the shell to crack open and spill volatile chemicals into the air.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced 54-year-old Immel, of Nevada dead at the scene. In addition, a service dog that was with him at the time will be returned to his family.

Over 40,000 pounds of liquid nitric acid spilled from the vehicle. Residents within a half mile were ordered to evacuate, while those within a mile were ordered to shelter in place.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Rick Immel. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435. For more accident news, click here.

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