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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 is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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