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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Driver charged in fatal U.S. 71 wreck

From The Star: Cass County authorities charged a Mississippi truck driver with involuntary manslaughter Tuesday after two tractor-trailers collided. He is accused of violating sleep requirements before the fatal crash.

John L. White, 42, of Gulfport Miss., faces up to seven years in prison on the felony charge; he also was charged with two misdemeanors, one for exceeding his maximum drive time and another for careless and imprudent driving.

... According to court documents, White violated commercial truck driving laws requiring at least eight hours of sleep within a certain period of time on the road.


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