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Truck Driver Gets Jail Time For Crash That Killed Bellevue Boy

Truck Driver Gets Jail Time For Crash That Killed Bellevue Boy

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A truck driver convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide for a 2011 crash that killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy has been sentenced to less than a year in jail.

 

Leamond Pierce, of New Castle, Delaware, received a 300-day sentence Tuesday. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine.   Pierce was given 175 days of credit for time served.

 

The 54-year-old Pierce was driving a semi on I-80 near Waverly in December 2011 when it rear-ended a vehicle driven by the family of Aiden Curry of Bellevue. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

 

Authorities say poor weather conditions contributed to the crash. While Pierce's sentence is nearly complete, he will face an extradition hearing because he's wanted in Delaware for a parole violation in connection to a 1981 murder.

 

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