In less than 30 days 2 chiropractors were driving with their kids (in neither case were the moms with them) and both crashed into large semis in front of them. The cases are so similar I actually keep confusing the two. In fact, I thought it was one case until I realized the names were different. It could be a big coincidence, but I’ll just report the facts:
1) Dr. Thomas Eynon, 43, D.C., traveling with his 3 children
A Longview, TX, chiropractor was killed Saturday in a wreck that left his three children hospitalized. Eynon, of White Oak lost control of his Chevrolet Avalanche on U.S. 271 just south of FM 16 in Smith County.
The accident happened just after 12:00 p.m. Saturday, on Highway 271 just south of FM 16.Smith Co. Trooper Jean Dark notes that 43-year-old Thomas Bernard Eynon of White Oak was behind the wheel when his Chevy Avalanche possibly hydroplaned and crashed into a parked 18-wheeler on the side of the road. Eynon was pronounced dead at the scene. His five-year-old son Alden died later.
2) Dr. David William Knotts, 45, D.C., of Jenison, MI, was traveling with his 2 daughters
Police have said a semi truck was stopped, hauling an oversized load, when Knotts approached from behind at highway speed and collided with the truck. Police and fire crews were already there but he and his children died at the scene.
3) Dr. William Snow, 46, D.C., traveling alone.
April 18, 2015, 11:40 p.m. — Dr. William Snow of Ormond Beach, on the East Coast of Florida, was killed about 11:40 p.m. on State Road 40 near Airport Road on April 18 when his car overturned. An Ormond Beach woman in another car was not injured. The crash is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol.
The report states that Snow was driving a 1984 Volkswagen westbound when he lost control for an unknown reason and crossed into the median. The car overturned onto its roof in the eastbound lanes.
4) Dr. Chris Coffman, 55, D.C., traveling alone
July 13, 2015 — Dr. Chris Coffman was driving a 2004 grey Toyota Camry north on Lesourdesville-West Chester Road when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse, officials said.
Coffman was taken to West Chester Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
5) Dr. Janelle A. Bottorff, 50, D.C., traveling alone
March 6, 2015, 8:25 p.m. — Dr. Janelle A. Bottorff, 50, of Walkerton, AL, was killed when the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving left the roadway and struck a bridge support column. Bottorff was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 69 mile marker, 15 miles north of Flomaton. Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the fatal crash.