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Truck driver convicted in tragic crash that killed a family of five

A truck driver named Jesus Puebla, 27, was found guilty on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, for a crash that occurred on June 13, 2022, which resulted in the deaths of a Wyoming family of five.

Details of the crash: The incident took place near Denver, Colorado, when Puebla's semi crashed into a line of stopped vehicles on I-25 at approximately 76 mph. Investigations indicated that Puebla did not try to slow down before the collision and was also driving without a valid commercial license.

  • The trucking company Puebla worked for attempted to buy insurance just an hour after the accident but was uninsured at the time of the crash.
  • Family members of the victims expressed relief at the conviction, hoping it would lead to improved safety inspections and accountability in the industry.

Community impact: The tragic event has emphasized the importance of roadworthiness and legal compliance for all drivers, particularly in the trucking sector. According to KDVR, with sentencing set for June 21, many are calling for changes that would prevent similar incidents in the future.

The aftermath of the crash and subsequent trial has ignited a discussion on broader safety issues within the trucking community, with a focus on ensuring that vehicles are properly checked and drivers are correctly licensed before hitting the road.

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