Fatal Crash Sentence

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Wednesday, August 22 2007 Aug 22, 2007 Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:07:17 PM CDT August 22, 2007 in News
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STEELVILLE (AP) - Sentencing is scheduled for this afternoon for a truck driver from southwest Missouri whose 18-wheeler crossed a median on Interstate 44, causing an accident that killed two people. Fifty-two-year-old Jeffrey Wiegert of Pleasant Hope was convicted of failure to drive on the right half of the roadway in May, but acquitted of manslaughter and assault charges. Sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Steelville. Prosecutors originally said Wiegert was criminally negligent in February 2005 by exceeding federal guidelines for driving hours. He fell asleep at the wheel near Cuba, Missouri, crossed the median and hit three cars. Killed were 21-year-old Ryan Trotter of Bridgeton and 35-year-old William Hoyt of Huntsville, Alabama.

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