Michigan trucker faces charges in deadly Indiana pileup
A truck driver has been charged in a deadly Sunday crash in Indiana that authorities say appears to have resulted from distracted driving.
The wreck, which involved a semi and eight other vehicles, happened shortly after 11 a.m. on Interstate 65 northbound, near the Zionsville exit, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
Mathew Lewis Small, 34, of Grandville, Michigan, faces three counts of reckless homicide, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. Small said he had looked away to put down a coffee mug when he struck the other vehicles in slowing traffic.
Officials identified those killed as Mariah Tomey, 21, Hadley Tomey, 1, and Kaylee Kirk, 19, all of Lebanon, Indiana. According Steve Barrett and his article in freightwaves.com
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