Grand jury has indicts tractor-trailer driver and employer for interstate crash

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) – The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson on nine counts and truck company Total Transportation on seven counts in the April 22, 2015 crash. A tractor-trailer on Interstate 16 slammed into the students’ car during stop-and-go traffic backed up by an unrelated wreck.

The indictment states Johnson and Total Transportation were charged on five counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, among other charges. Johnson was also charged with reckless driving and following too closely.

A second indictment seeks to hold Total Transportation criminally responsible under a Georgia law that allows charges to be brought against corporations.

Categories: Georgia News, WMGT

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