Michigan trucker faces charges in deadly Indiana pileup

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Published by iTrucker at 06 Jan

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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Source and credits: freightwaves.com /iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    You’re killing me smalls, looks like he just woke up!? Maybe he was taking a nap?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Then the US vehicle manufacturers shouldn’t make cup holders in vehicles! (some European vehicles do not have them because it’s considered a distraction while on the autobahn traveling at 100+mph) ‍♀️ Why not here in the US? So sad that every move a driver makes they are blamed for a fatality and it gets publicity but when a 4 wheeler causes a fatality of a truck driver no news coverage is heard of. So sad for all involved either way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Michigan drivers are aggressive

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow!!! Cup holders?? That’s just stupid…. Hope you’re not a Driver!

  5. Anonymous says:

    over charged for sure! this could literally happen to anyone. failure to maintain control of vehicle at the most! it just depend on how poor he is if he gets convicted!

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