The FMCSA has ordered a North Carolina truck driver out of service after he reportedly caused a crash while intoxicated that killed one person and injured another.
Trucker OOS For Cross Bronx Expressway Crash
Twenty-three year old driver Simranjeet Singh Sandhu has been ordered out of service and declared a hazard to public safety following a 2 a.m. March 27, 2017 crash on the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway in New York.
According to the FMCSA, Sandhu “erratically switched lanes without signaling, striking a car and fatally injuring the driver and hospitalizing a passenger. Sandhu did not stop.”
When police caught up with Sandhu five hours later at a New Jersey rest stop, they found heavy damage to his truck’s front end and liquids dripping from the engine compartment. Sandu told police that he had hit a rock while backing up and that he hadn’t been involved in a vehicular crash.
Sandhu failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. He was charged with DUI.
Investigators also discovered that Sandhu possessed three CDLs, all in his own name, from the states of North Carolina, California, and Illinois.