Victorian Truck Driver sentenced to 5 years in prison

Court ruling yesterday

Victorian Truck Driver sentenced to 5 years in prison

Kenneth Pillar, the Victorian truck driver responsible for the accident that claimed life of Mount Gambier Teacher Maria Dowdell in 2015, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

The 55 year old was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in December 2015, after his semi-trailer veered onto the wrong side of the Swan port Bridge causing the head on Collision caused by what he claims as a coughing fit and blacking out prior to the accident.

Judge Sophie David sentenced him to 5 years behind bars and has disqualified him from driving for 15 years

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