A Utah truck driver accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is challenging his arrest. Defense attorney Vanessa Ramos argued Wednesday that Minnesota state troopers shouldn’t have arrested Timothy Jay Vafeades last year for violating a protective order because it was no longer valid.
A crash between a semi and pickup truck in Polk County has claimed the life of a 49-year-old Wisconsin man, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Video recorded by a truck driver in Illinois has gone viral. Brian Miner honked and flagged down a state trooper because he thought the trooper was speeding and talking on his cell phone, which is illegal in Illinois.
A jury in western Kentucky has convicted a Minnesota truck driver of reckless homicide for a crash on Interstate 24 that resulted in the death of a man. The Kentucky New Era reports jurors on Thursday also convicted Timothy Baldwin on counts of wanton endangerment, evading police and resisting arrest.
The driver of a septic truck died Monday morning in western Wisconsin, officials say, after the truck collided with a Union Pacific train.
A truck driver from Utah is accused of holding a 19-year-old relative against her will while the two traveled across country. The 53-year-old man from Salt Lake City was arrested last week at a truck scale outside of Moorhead, Minn. A Minnesota state trooper discovered a Florida warrant for the man’s arrest. The man was charged in Clay County court with kidnapping, false imprisonment and domestic abuse.
A Minnesota truck driver has been sentenced to serve about 2 1/2 months in jail for a crash in North Dakota last June that killed a motorcycle driver. Fifty-six-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, Minn., reached a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated reckless driving charge.
A 68-year-old Gonvick, Minn. man died after his semi-truck left the road Wednesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
A former truck driver who pleaded guilty to killing a Minnesota woman in New Mexico in 2001 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
A truck driver who was involved in a multi-vehicle Lakeville accident that killed two people and an unborn child has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide.