Semi-truck driver charged after fatal July crash

2 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Friday, October 02 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Friday, October 02, 2015 12:32:00 PM CDT October 02, 2015 in News
By: Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - Anthony West, 45, from Georgia is now charged with involuntary manslaughter after being involved in a July crash which left one woman dead.

West was the driver in a fatal accident on westbound I-70 near Route Z on July 1 which killed Margaret Haile, 79.

West collided with Haile’s Ford pickup, crushing it between the semi-truck and the north-side guardrail.

West's truck continued down the interstate and ran into the rear end of another semi-truck.

Gale Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection District said West's accident occured because of traffic backup from another crash earlier that day.

West pleaded not guilty.

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