Guilty Plea by Trucker for Fatal Crash
An Ohio truck driver pleaded guilty to manslaughter after his rig hit a disabled car on a New York highway while watching pornography on his laptop computer. According to this article by The Associated Press on Philly.com, Thomas Wallace of Ohio had little sleep before the Dec. 12 crash on the New York State Thruway that killed a woman from Snyder, N.Y.
The woman hit a deer and her car was disabled in the passing lane about 20 miles east of Buffalo, NY. Wallace’s tractor-trailer struck it from behind.
The trucker pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and faces five to 15 years in prison.
The family of the wrongful death victim in this accident would be well advised to consult an experienced accident attorney who is experienced with truck accidents and multiple party claims.
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