Trucker Charged in Double Fatal Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUDSON, Mich. (AP) -- A 73-year-old Michigan truck driver accused of running a red light and killing two people in a passing car has been charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide.
Dana D. Elston of North Adams was arraigned Wednesday in Lenawee District Court. He's free on a personal recognizance bond until his preliminary examination March 11. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Police say Elston was speeding and failed to stop at a signal Oct. 20, 2010, in Hudson. His tractor-trailer hit a car and killed 81-year-old driver Robert J. Haley and 79-year-old passenger Betty I. Walker, both of Hudson.
There's no phone listing for Elston in North Adams, and he couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday night.


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