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Oregon man sentenced for hay truck fatality

Published on October 21, 2010 3:01AM

Last changed on October 21, 2010 5:19AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A judge in Eugene has sentenced a truck driver to 18 months in prison for failing to secure 25,000 pounds of hay that slid off his truck's trailer and killed the driver of another truck.

The Register-Guard says Lane Circuit Court Judge Debra Vogt on Tuesday also permanently suspended driving privileges for 43-year-old Bonnie Puckett, of Christmas Valley. Puckett pleaded guilty last week to criminally negligent homicide and hit-and-run driving.

A Sparks, Nevada, man, 37-year-old Gregory Muller, died in the March 4 accident on Highway 58 west of Oakridge.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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