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Truck driver charged in deadly crash

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A truck driver has been charged with homicide in a crash that killed five people and injured 29 others on a bus carrying high school band students home from a weekend competition. The man’s tractor-trailer had swerved off an Interstate highway and jackknifed across the bus’ path before dawn on October 16th. The charter bus slammed into the rig, killing the band’s director, his wife, their 11-year-old granddaughter, the driver and a student teacher. The bus had been carrying 44 students, teachers and chaperones from Chippewa Falls High School. The 23-year-old truck driver faces five counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle as well as 11 counts of reckless driving causing great bodily injury and nine counts of reckless driving causing injury.

Source: Associated Press