Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf
Maybe they should have moved him to another venue for an expedient trial instead of waiting until the bitterness died down. Apparently he's to be hung, drawn and quartered without a trial anyhow. There is never an excuse for driving while impaired, and death to innocent parties is a common result of the thoughtless act - whether they're driving a piddly little car or a railroad train
The trunk was one of the biggest, dual front axel, cement mixer trucks. I believe the car was a Chrysler Intrepid. The following is a report at the time of the accident:
Calgary police charge cement truck driver after deadly crash
Saturday, December 8, 2007 | 02:19 PM ET
Calgary police have laid charges against the driver of a cement truck after a crash that killed two adults and three children on Friday night.
Daniel Tschetter, 50, of Cochrane, Alta., faces five counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of failing to provide a breath sample, Insp. Luch Berti said.
Tschetter was formally charged Saturday morning. He is to appear in provincial court in Calgary on Thursday.
Police said the cement truck collided with a 1999 Chrysler Intrepid that was stopped at Macleod Trail and 194th Avenue Southwest around 7 p.m. Friday. The car ended up lodged underneath the cement truck and was pushed for about a third of a kilometre.
"Although the investigation is in its preliminary stages, what we know from witnesses is the vehicle in which the five occupants were killed was stationary at a red light and was travelling northbound into the city of Calgary," Insp. Guy Slater told CBC News.
"The vehicle was then basically pushed for about 300 metres and the cement truck appears to have driven over the top of it, leaving an incredible debris field over that distance," he said.
Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to have played a role in the crash, police allege.