Connecticut trucking company owner due in court

| 9/18/2007

More than two years after a truck owned by his company was involved in a deadly crash on Connecticut’s infamous Avon Mountain, David Wilcox was due to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Wilcox, the owner of American Crushing and Recycling, faces charges of manslaughter and insurance fraud for his role in the deadly crash that killed four people and injured more than a dozen.

Investigators claim the American Crushing and Recycling truck involved had bad brakes and was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.

Wilcox was arrested in 2006 and charged with four counts of first-degree manslaughter. Wilcox has also been charged with five counts of first-degree assault, interfering with an officer, tampering with evidence, fabricating evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence, according to The Associated Press.

Police charge that Wilcox allegedly had defective brake parts on the truck, which he refused to replace, and that the truck was not insured at the time of the crash. Wilcox also faces fraud charges for allegedly trying to reinsure the truck after the crash.