Sheriff: Distracted trucker charged in Boone Co. crash that killed 3

A Michigan trucker distracted by his coffee mug was charged in connection with a nine-vehicle crash in Boone County that killed three people, including a toddler, and injured more than dozen others, authorities said Monday. Boone County sheriff’s officials said Matthew Small, 34, of Grandville, Michigan, was jailed after being charged with three counts of reckless homicide.

Read More

Indiana man faces trial in 1994 Wisconsin murder case

A judge ordered an Indiana man to stand trial for the 1994 death of a woman who was strangled and run over with a car in Madison, Wisconsin. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said during a hearing Thursday that there’s enough evidence for 52-year-old Willie L. Coleman to be tried for first-degree reckless homicide in the Nov. 4, 1994, death Lula Cunnigan.

Read More

Psych exam sought for trucker charged in fatal Indianapolis crash

A defense attorney is seeking a psychiatric exam for the semi driver charged with causing a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters. Defense attorney Jack Crawford says he’s seeking medical records from when Bruce Pollard said he suffered serious head injuries four years ago.

Read More