MIAMI, Okla. – A former Missouri truck driver charged in the deaths of 10 people in a northeast Oklahoma traffic collision has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation.
Ottawa County District Attorney Eddie Wyant said in a statement that 77-year-old Donald L. Creed of Willard, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday to 10 counts of misdemeanor negligent homicide.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol report says it appeared the tractor-trailer Creed was driving June 26, 2009 didn't slow before it ran into traffic that had stopped for an earlier accident on Interstate 44.
Creed was driving for Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers, but has since retired.
A message seeking comment was left for to Creed's attorney, Paul Brunton.