trucker is charged in five deaths after an accident along I-10 in
West Texas that occurred despite warning signs along the highway
for miles before the accident site, The Associated Press reported
accident occurred near a federal checkpoint along the highway not
far from the city of Sierra Blanca, which lies north of the Rio
Grande River about 100 miles east of El Paso, TX.
to police and media reports, Stan Kennedy, 51, of Shreveport, LA,
was driving a car hauler along I-10 as he approached a Border Patrol
checkpoint. Signs in advance warned of the checkpoint ahead.
he neared the checkpoint, Kennedy’s truck struck a line of vehicles,
slamming into two cars that slammed into the tractor-trailer that
was in front of them. Five people in the cars were killed, and four
were injured. The driver of the truck at the front of the line was
Department of Public Safety officials told The AP that Kennedy
was not paying attention when the accident occurred.
signs for miles in advance, and he didn't slow down - not at all,"
Jason Grijalva of the Department of Public Safety told The Associated
faces charges of manslaughter and injury to a child.