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Petition to regulate where semi-trucks park following a deadly crash

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WKYT) - His son died unexpectedly in a crash two weeks ago, and now he wants justice.

We are told Todd McCall, 22, died when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashing into a parked tractor-trailer. The accident has raised some questions on parking regulations along the interstate. Now, a petition is floating around, trying to pass what's called 'Todd's Law.'

A yellow cross marks where one man's son died when he rear-ended a parked semi. Now that father wants you to sign a petition, so it doesn't happen to anyone else.

'Todd's Law' isn't law yet. Named after his son, he's hoping to make a big change in Washington.

"Actually I've mailed some packets to Ohio, pretty much the surrounding counties right now, but I'm going to try to do statewide and national if I have to," said Michael McCall, who started the petition.

McCall's son was killed when McCall says he fell asleep, hitting a semi parked on the side of the interstate. So McCall took it upon himself to look up the CDL laws and make a difference.

"I've been doing some research to find out just exactly the legalities of why he was parked on the side of the road," said McCall.

The law would change the rules of where semi-truck drivers can park and reinforce regulations, like having orange caution triangles out to protect everyone on the road.

"I need his life and his death to serve a purpose," said McCall. "And if I can get this passed, then that'd be good enough for me."

He's already got 1,000 people to sign in about a week, but he's far from done with this law for his son. McCall needs 500,000 signatures for 'Todd's Law' to make it to Washington.

If you'd like to sign this petition, then you can call Michael McCall at (859) 588-7759 or fax your signature to (859) 234-6488. You can also email him at ibrodn@yahoo.com.


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