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STATE NEWS ROUNDUP: Trucker sentenced to 20 years prison for killing a family in an Interstate crash

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A trucker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he drove his rig almost non-stop from Milwaukee to western Nebraska, where he killed a family in an Interstate crash. 37-year-old Josef Slezak of River Grove Illinois was sentenced yesterday, after he struck a plea deal. Authorities said he fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate-80 near Sidney Nebraska last September, and rear-ended a car.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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