The Indy Star is reporting that the trucker involved in the Taylor University crash over a year ago has pled guilty to five counts of reckless homicide in court today, facing 4 to 24 years in prison. He also pled guilty to four counts of criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury. Last year, he had pleaded not guilty to the same charges in the crash and faced an August trial. The trial was moved after objections by the defense to the chance of getting a fair trial in the deeply-impacted small community.
Two days from now will mark the 1-year anniversary of the breaking news that one of the victims of the crash was misidentified, and a girl thought alive actually died in the crash, while the girl who was thought to be killed was alive and being cared for by the dead girl's family. All very troubling.
This news is actually a praise- the families will not have to relive the crash and horror by going through a trial- the matter will be settled, and friends and family can continue to heal.