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Mo. truck driver convicted in double-fatal crash

Mo. truck driver convicted in double-fatal crash

September 1st, 2012 in News

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri truck driver has been convicted of failing to properly secure a bulldozer that fell off his flatbed and fatally injured two women.

St. Charles County jurors deliberated about four hours Friday before finding 27-year-old Adam L. Steinmann of Marthasville guilty of two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UjeZBg) reported that jurors also convicted him of a misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license.

The bulldozer tumbled off Steinmann's trailer in July 2009, bounced and landed on a car driven by 63-year-old Judith Ulery, of New Melle. She died 44 days after the crash. Her 86-year-old mother, Elsie Sherman, died about nine months later.

Steinmann's attorney blamed brake problems and described what happened as "a tragic accident."

Sentencing is set for Oct. 30.