Semi driver pleads guilty in deadly crash

Semi driver pleads guilty in deadly crash


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A semitrailer driver has been convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a central Ohio crash earlier this year that killed two people.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Tony Smith could be jailed for up to 90 days for each conviction when he is sentenced Jan. 23.

Smith, 42, pleaded no contest to the charges Wednesday in a Columbus courtroom.

Authorities said the crash happened May 8 when Smith failed to notice slowing traffic. Smith’s truck clipped a Jeep and hit two cars and a second semi, investigators said. The impact sent the second truck into a third car.

Killed in the crash were 71-year-old Diana Schwab of Beavercreek, near Dayton, and 48-year-old Robin Jones of London, west of Columbus.

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