Florida Trucker Charged in Crash that Killed Family of 5

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — A truck driver arrested in the fiery Interstate 80 crash deaths of a Minnesota couple and their three children faces his initial court appearance.

The Keith County Court’s office says 53-year-old Tony Weekly, of Baker, Florida, will appear in county court Tuesday on five counts of felony motor vehicle homicide and one count of reckless driving.

Weekly is being held on $100,000 bond and could not be reached for comment.

A Nebraska State Patrol affidavit says Weekly was inattentive and speeding through a construction zone Sunday when his semitrailer smashed into the back of a minivan and other vehicles. The minivan was carrying Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29 and of St. Paul, and their three children, Ezra, Violet and Calvin, ages 3, 1 and 2 months. The crash killed all five.

 

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