Connecticut to seek retrial in Avon Mountain insurance fraud case

| 6/6/2008

State prosecutors in Connecticut say they’ll seek a retrial in the insurance fraud case against dump truck company owner David Wilcox.

Wilcox owned the dump truck that crashed into vehicles that were stopped at the base of Avon Mountain on Route 44 in July of 2005. Four people died in the fiery crash, and 19 others were injured.

Wilcox and his wife were charged with trying to renew the expired liability insurance on the truck within minutes after the crash.

On Wednesday, June 4, a jury announced it was deadlocked after four days of deliberations.

Wilcox also faces a separate trial on manslaughter charges, stemming from the fact that the dump truck’s brakes failed just before the accident.