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Jury Awards $15M to Survivor of Georgia Crash That Killed 5

Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four …

Truck Driver in Deadly Georgia Crash Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence

A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday – one year for each life lost – after he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and …

Trucking Firm Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Crash that Killed 5 Georgia Students

A Georgia prosecutor says he’s dropped the criminal case against a trucking company charged in a deadly interstate crash last year that killed five nursing students. Tom Durden is district attorney for southeast Georgia’s Atlantic Judicial Circuit. He said Wednesday …

Trucking Company, Driver Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Crash that Killed 5

A grand jury has indicted a tractor-trailer driver and his employer accused of causing a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, …

Trucking Firm to Settle Fatal Crash of 5 Georgia Students for Millions

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students has agreed to settle wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the …

Truck Driver in Deadly Tennessee Crash Cited in Florida Previous Day

Authorities say a truck driver who slammed into numerous stopped cars outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, killing six, had been cited for careless driving in Florida the previous day. According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report, 39-year-old truck …

Georgia Announces $10 Million Truck Safety Campaign

Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks, Gov. Deal announced June 11 along a stretch of interstate where tractor-trailers recently caused a pair of crashes that killed …

Large-Truck Crash Deaths Increase for Fourth Year

The number of people killed in large-truck crashes increased for the fourth straight year, bucking a trend of overall improvement in U.S. highway safety. Fatalities rose to 3,964 people last year, which includes truckers, pedestrians and the occupants of vehicles …