Trucker faces homicide charges in fatal crash

| 1/13/2006

An Illinois truck driver is being charged with reckless homicide following a March 2004 wreck that left a family of four dead in Tennessee .

Nasko Nazov, who lives in Illinois , was taken to Greeneville , TN , on Saturday, Jan. 7, to face the charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, Jan. 13, according to The Associated Press.

Nazov was also charged with illegally obtaining his commercial driver’s license in Illinois , a federal crime. He pleaded guilty to lying to a grand jury about those charges in October 2005 and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

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