News: Man found guilty for crash that killed 2 people in Story County

October 1, 2023
News: Man found guilty for crash that killed 2 people in Story County

STORY COUNTY, IA - A truck driver was sentenced to jail for causing a multi-vehicle collision on I-35 near mile marker 106 that killed an elderly couple on September 7, 2021, according to the Des Moines Register.

The then 32-year-old semi-truck driver failed to recognize slowing traffic and slammed into the back of another semi-truck and a van before colliding with a red GMC Canyon pickup truck around 1:45 p.m.

An 81-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman died in the collision. A 35-year-old man was hurt in the incident.

The semi-truck driver was found guilty of failure to maintain control and two counts of failure to stop an assured clear distance. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and must pay a $135 court fine plus a 15% surcharge.

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