Join the free TruckingTrend newsletter to see the latest news first.
The no-fluff trucking stories you need to see.
Latest News Top Stories Videos Traffic Weather

Trucker fatally shoots girlfriend, standoff with police ensues

Tragedy struck early Thursday morning, February 22, when a 47-year-old woman, Amy Lynn Delacruz, was fatally shot by truck driver Clyde E. Young, with whom she was in a romantic relationship. The incident occurred at a trucking company parking lot.

The sequence: Young, the 28-year-old trucker, called St. Charles County, Missouri police at approximately 3:15 a.m. to report a shooting. Upon arrival, authorities discovered Delacruz's body inside a 2023 Freightliner semi-truck registered to Young.

Young admitted to police that he had shot Delacruz in the head following a dispute the night before. He later met police at a West Alton gas station where a standoff ensued. After a three-hour negotiation, shots were fired, leading to Young's death, reported FOX 2 News.

Legal actions: Young was posthumously charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Community response: Local residents expressed shock and concern over the violent event, calling for better measures to prevent such tragedies.

Law enforcement: Authorities are continuing their investigation and have urged anyone with related information to come forward.

The violence led to temporary traffic disruption as precautions were taken during the standoff, affecting the Lewis and Clark bridges on Highway 67.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
Read more ⟶

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
Read more ⟶

FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
Read more ⟶