Forty-five-year old MBM Customized Foodservice Distribution truck driver James A. Mills Jr. has pleaded not-gulity to the unclassified misdemeanor charge of reckless driving for a crash that killed 6 people.
“He was also cited with traffic infractions for following too closely, failure to reduce speed for a hazard and failure to obey a flag person,” Watertown Daily Times reported.
Last summer, Mills slammed his truck into a line of cars and trucks that were stopped because of a paving project on rural Route 11 in Jefferson County, New York.
The crash caused an SUV to erupt into flames, killing Laurie Dana, 42, her mother-in-law Janet Dana, 69, her daughters, Caitlyn, 14, and Lauryn, 11, and her daughter’s friend Shannon Planty, 14,
Another SUV, driven 59-year-old Maryann Gregory, was struck causing the SUV to overturn, killing Gregory.
In addition, a state transportation department employee was also injured when his truck erupted into flames.
Mill’s truck also struck two other trucks. The other drivers were not injured.
Mills is scheduled to reappear in court on September 26, 2013.
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