In September 2017, a truck-camping accident killed three people and injured five in Colorado Springs.
The accident occurred when a pickup truck rolled on its side and the occupants lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the vehicle skidding to a stop and hitting a power pole.
While the truck was flipped and rolling on its back, the driver and a passenger fell into a ravine and died.
The driver was also critically injured.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the driver of the pickup truck was charged with DUI and reckless driving.
A truck camper has also been implicated in a similar incident in New Mexico.
In October 2018, two truck camps were found in a culvert in a rural part of New Mexico after a fire caused the trailer to derail.
A few weeks later, a group of truckers had to be rescued by a helicopter, and one of the occupants, a camper driver, died in the crash.
The vehicle’s owners also received a $250,000 settlement after the Colorado State Patrol determined that the truck campers insurance did not cover the damage.