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Driver involved in fatal gas station explosion is C.R. England employee, company admits 


C.R. England has acknowledged the involvement of their driver in a recent crash that left one dead and another injured. 

The crash happened in L’Anse, Michigan on October 13th after 11 p.m. and resulted in a fiery explosion that claimed the life of 43-year-old Allan Dantes Junior as he was filling up at the gas pumps. The trainee inside of the semi truck was not hurt. 

Following the wreck, truck driver Dawaun Johnson was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Johnson has since been released after posting $100,000 bail, reported ABC 10.

Since the incident, trucking company C.R. England has acknowledged that Johnson was employed by the company and operating their equipment at the time of the wreck. 

The company released the following statement:

“C.R. England Trucking can confirm the name of the driver and the equipment is owned by C.R. England. We express our condolences to all who were involved and we’re working diligently with local law enforcement authorities in their investigation.”

No further information has been released.


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