The U.S. DOT has announced that a former trucker who was
involved in a well publicized multiple-fatality crash seven years ago has been
sentenced to four years in prison and fined more than $9,000.
The driver - Gulvinder Singh Sandhu - was on Interstate 78
north of Philadelphia on Sept. 22, 1999, when his tractor-trailer jumped a
guardrail and hit an oncoming minivan.
All four occupants of the minivan were killed, including a
4-year-old boy and his parents.
Investigators said Sandhu had routinely falsified his
logbook to conceal that he was driving more hours than permitted.
He drove for a Canadian company and, after the crash, became
a fugitive in Canada for four years before turning himself in.