Driver in Deadly Crash Involving Nursing Students Pleads Guilty

07/14/2016 at 2:44 | Posted by cokelley
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Driver in Deadly Crash Involving Nursing Students Pleads Guilty

A Louisiana truck driver has pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges stemming from a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students last year in southeast Georgia.

Fifty six year old John Wayne Johnson entered the pleas today in a Bryan County courtroom 30 miles west of Savannah.

Johnson was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer on I-16 when it smashed into stop-and-go traffic on April 22, 2015.  The collision killed five nursing students from nearby Georgia Southern University.

A grand jury indicted Johnson last month on charges including five counts of first-degree vehicular homicide.  His employer, Total Transportation of Mississippi, agreed to pay $78 million to settle civil lawsuits after the crash.

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