Fatigued truck driver faces prison time for fatal crash

CREATED Mar 9, 2013

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.-- A Wisconsin truck driver responsible for a crash that killed five people could spend up to five years in prison for it.

Fifty-year-old Roumen Todorov Velkov of Beloit, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of involuntary manslaughter.

A North Carolina state trooper believes Velkev may have dozed off when his rig rammed into a line of stopped traffic in mountainous Henderson County.

Velkev had been headed east on I-26 when the crash occurred in October 2010 and police found his speedometer stuck at 70pmh.