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Truck driver never slowed down before hitting stalled car, killing 5

Posted by on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm.

Posted: Jan 06, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Updated: Jan 07, 2015 11:43 AM CST

By DeAnn Smith, Digital Content Manager

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A truck driver never slowed down or attempted to avoid colliding with a vehicle stalled in traffic on Interstate 435, according to a preliminary report of the fatal crash that killed five.

Gregory R. Carlson, 56, wasn’t impaired at the time of the Dec. 27 crash, and should have had an unobstructed view of the small car.  The Minnesota resident was hauling furniture for Double C Trucking LLC at the time of the crash.

Shante Hopkins, 24, was driving her three young children and her brother’s girlfriend from Kansas City to Warrensburg when her 1996 Mazda Protege stopped in traffic near Eastwood Trafficway. In addition to Hopkins, her children, Ja Riah, 2, Ja Nijah, who was going turn 2 years old in February and 7-month-old Tay Shawn, and family friend, 17-year-old Dominique Johnson also died in the crash.

A witness told police that the Mazda was traveling “at an extremely slow…

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