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Truck driver faces 2 infractions in crash that killed 2 kids

May 5, 2019

BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana authorities have filed two civil infractions against a Canadian semitrailer driver for a 2017 crash that killed two children.

Amritpal Singh of Quebec, Canada, is accused of following too closely and driving too fast for the conditions.

He’s scheduled for a June 10 court hearing on the infractions, each of which carries a maximum penalty of $500, with no possibility of jail time.

The Tribune-Star reports that Clay County Prosecutor Emily Bookwalter Clarke had consulted with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council on how local jurisdictions can summons a Canadian citizen.

Singh was traveling along Interstate 70 in July 2017 when his truck hit a van driven by Christina Bereda O’Fallon, Illinois, in backed-up traffic. Her 1-year-old son, Brennen Bereda and 1-year-old daughter, Finley Bereda, were killed.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com