Trucker pleads guilty to obtaining fraudulent CDL

| 6/29/2005

A Chicago trucker who was involved in a fatal accident that killed a family of four has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining his commercial driver’s license.

Nasko Nazov pleaded guilty of one count of lying to a federal grand jury, admitting to falsely claiming to have lived in Wisconsin when he applied for his CDL. He was actually living in suburban Chicago when he obtained the CDL, The Associated Press reported.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Nazov received his license in 2003. Roughly one year later, his truck hit a pickup and car on Interstate 81 near Baileyton, IL. The accident killed Edward and Melissa Armstrong and their two children, Brittany and Edward IV.

Nazov faces up to 16 months in prison for the fraud charge, The AP said. He also faces reckless homicide charges in Tennessee in connection with the accident.