Listen Live on  
 

KAT 103.7FM

Omaha's New Country
 
 

Truck Driver Gets Jail Time For Crash That Killed Bellevue Boy

 
Truck Driver Gets Jail Time For Crash That Killed Bellevue Boy

(A-P)

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.

Recommended Stories

*