Fraud trial begins for truck company owner in Avon Mountain crash

| 3/4/2008

The trial of a Connecticut trucking company owner began with jury selection on Monday, March 3. David Wilcox is on trial for alleged insurance fraud in connection with a deadly crash on Avon Mountain in 2005.

Wilcox and his wife, Donna, are accused of trying to restore the liability insurance on one of their dump trucks just minutes after it was involved in a wreck that killed four people and injured 11 others.

Donna Wilcox pleaded no contest to those charges. She is scheduled to be sentenced April 30 and could face up to 45 years in jail.

After David Wilcox’s insurance fraud trial is over, he’s scheduled to face a separate trial on manslaughter charges in connection with alleged bad brakes on the dump truck.