Distracted Truck Driver Faces Negligent Homicide Charges

Drivers Sue For Overtime Pay and Lunch BreaksA truck driver whose truck drifted across the center line and hit a motorcycle driven by Al and Janet Studesville, parents of Denver Broncos running back coach Eric Studesville, may face criminally negligent homicide charges, Channel 3000 reported.

The incident occurred on June 4, on US 54, a 2-lane rural road in north Texas.  The Studesvilles died at the scene.

The truck driver, Dewayne Buck, told authorities that he was reaching down to grab a candy bar, which caused his truck to drift out of its lane.

According to Channel 3000, investigators will meet with a prosecuting attorney to determine whether or not there’s enough evidence for the case to go before a grand jury.

If convicted, Buck could face a term of no less than 6 months but no more than 2 years.  He may also be fined up to $10,000.

For a conviction, the state must prove that Buck should have been aware, but wasn’t, of the substantial and unjustifiable risk that death could occur because of his actions.