A truck driver involved in a wreck that killed four people in
on Sunday, Aug.
21, has been charged with four counts of reckless homicide, state authorities
Gil Stanislaw, 53, of
, was driving on the
Indiana Toll Road
on Sunday afternoon when his rig
slammed into the car in front of him, triggering a chain reaction in the middle
of a construction zone.
Indiana State Police said in a news release that it was unclear why
Stanislaw was unable to slow down in time to prevent the accident. Stanislaw
was not injured and was taken to the Elkhart County Jail.
Four people – a couple from
a woman from
and man from
, were killed in the
accident. Seven others were injured.
The accident, which occurred at about 4:45 p.m., shut down the
eastbound lanes of the toll road for five hours.