Trucker Charged in Nebraska Toddler's Death
CREATED May. 31, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have filed a motor vehicle homicide charge against a truck driver who was involved in a 2011 crash that killed a Nebraska toddler.
Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly announced the misdemeanor charge Friday against 53-year-old Leamond Pierce, of New Castle, Del.
Pierce was driving a semi-truck that rear-ended a Toyota Camry in December 2011. The crash on Interstate 80 nearly Waverly killed 2 Â½-year-old Aidan Curry, of Bellevue.
Curry's mother, Jennifer Brock, says she was relieved by the decision to charge Pierce.
Pierce faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He is on parole for a 1981 murder in Delaware, and is not currently in custody.
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