The victims of a deadly crash on Avon
have come to form a bizarre
alliance with the owner of the company whose truck was responsible for the
David Wilcox, owner of American Crushing and Recycling, has
been charged with, among other things, attempting to reinstate insurance on the
truck after he learned of the crash. Wilcox denies the charge and claims that
the truck was already insured.
Associated Press reported that those who were injured – along with the
families of the four people killed in the crash – need the court to find that
the truck was indeed covered that morning to win compensation from the insurer.
The insurer, Acadia Insurance of Westbrook, ME, has sued
Wilcox, claiming that he suspended coverage on the truck in January 2005,
cashed a $40,000 refund check and did not reinstate coverage, The AP reported.
Wilcox and his wife, Donna, have pleaded innocent to charges
of attempted insurance fraud, attempted first-degree larceny and conspiracy to
commit first-degree larceny.