BRISTOL, Ind., 8/22/05
A truck driver has been charged with four counts of reckless homicide in a chain-reaction crash that killed four people and injured seven on the Indiana Toll Road. The truck driver, Gil Stanislaw, 56, of Fox Lake, Ill., failed to slow down for a construction zone, police said. He was not injured and was taken to the Elkhart County Jail.
Police said his truck hit the rear of a passenger car and began the chain-reaction crash. Killed were Beverly Zinsmaster, 66, and Phillip Zinsmaster, 69, of Sherwood, Mich.; Joan Auburt, 65, of San Gabriel, Calif., and Dimitri Karpov, 27, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Margarita Karpov, 26, was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. See Indianapolis Star article.
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