Charges filed in Oklahoma wreck

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A prosecutor has filed 10 misdemeanor counts of negligent homicide against a tractor-trailer driver whose rig slammed into a line of stopped cars on the Will Rogers Turnpike in far northeastern Oklahoma, killing 10 people.

Ottawa County District Attorney Eddie Wyant said he filed the charges Monday against Donald L. Creed of Willard, Mo. Each charge carries a maximum of one year in a county jail.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has said the accident was caused by Creed's inattention. The patrol investigation found no evidence the 76-year-old driver tried to brake or take evasive action in the June 26 wreck.

Rob Coffey, Creed's attorney, did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.


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