The driver of an explosives truck that crashed and exploded
in the Spanish Fork Canyon of Utah in August 2005 has entered guilty pleas to
speeding and causing a catastrophe.
According to the Salt
Lake Tribune, as part of the plea agreement, the state dropped the more
serious charge of reckless endangerment against 32-year-old Travis Stewart.
Investigators told the Tribune
that Stewart was doing about 60 mph in a 40 mph zone when his truck lost
control on a curve and overturned, shortly before 18 tons of explosives blew
No one was killed, but 20 people were injured. The explosion
blew a hole in Utah Highway 6 that was 30 feet by 70 feet