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Pike grand jury charges S.C. trucker with manslaughter

There are 57 comments on the Floyd County Times story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Pike grand jury charges S.C. trucker with manslaughter. In it, Floyd County Times reports that:

PIKEVILLE a ' A South Carolina man remains in custody at the Pike County Detention Center in connection with the deaths of two men in Pike County.

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Since: Nov 09

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#1 Apr 14, 2010
How could this man be under bond? This man should remain in jail untill his trail or be under a lot larger bond. No wonder he chose Eastern Kentucky to try to make a living with no licence, a radar detecter, and a junk truck.
logger

Winchester, KY

#2 Apr 14, 2010
I agree with you this is bullshit this man needs to be charged with two counts Murder the evidence is stacked up against him he knew he had brake problems he knew he was not legal to drive WHY, WHY, WHY DO WE LET THEM GO SO EASY?
pike co for you

Elkhorn City, KY

#3 Apr 14, 2010
logger wrote:
I agree with you this is bullshit this man needs to be charged with two counts Murder the evidence is stacked up against him he knew he had brake problems he knew he was not legal to drive WHY, WHY, WHY DO WE LET THEM GO SO EASY?
i agree and why does some people get by so easy because this is crooked pike county the citizens of pike co need to start with the commonwealth attorney and go down and get rid of all the crooked officials pike co is known for giving sex offenders a slap on the wrist a little probation when they should be locked up forever but let someone get caught selling a pill and they are the worst human walking i'm not saying selling pills is right but sex offenders murderers and people who harm children and old people are what prisons are made for
me to

Chesterfield, MO

#4 Apr 14, 2010
floyd co is the same way nothing will change aslong as these people stay in office
sad

Ransom, KY

#5 Apr 14, 2010
was this man working for a company that is what the news said.well why would this company hire someone with out licence,and they also said the company did no this truck needed more repair.this man wasnt on drugs or drinking.so this means this company did give him a job which he needed two.i just think its so sad what happen two these boys my heart goes out to there family.but i feel sorry for the driver because you can tell that it has really hurt him alot because these boys was killed.he was just trying to make a living for his family two.i no im going to get bad comments for writing this.it was his fault for being on the road with out his licence,but i do not think this guy should get murder charges on him it was just a sad thing that happen.and i would bet alot of you dont like the guy because he is black.and thats sad.you can tell that this man is heart broken.and i no the family are to.but he was not drinking and not on drugs.i think people should think about his feeling two.i think the company should be charge two.
mary

Harold, KY

#6 Apr 15, 2010
i hate pike county. thats why so many people in the world get killed because of places like this. im ashamed to live here! its so easy to get away with murder! people who make stupidass decisions that get innocent people killed should be punished to the max! fuckthat shit, if it were someone related to these stupid hick court people they would be on death role in a prison rotting away until they executed them!!!!!!!! i can't believe this, two friends died because of somefucking idiot!
PFG

Owensboro, KY

#7 Apr 15, 2010
Some of you must be using a different definition of the word "murder" than the one it has in English.
my opion

Winchester, KY

#8 Apr 15, 2010
mary wrote:
i hate pike county. thats why so many people in the world get killed because of places like this. im ashamed to live here! its so easy to get away with murder! people who make stupidass decisions that get innocent people killed should be punished to the max! fuckthat shit, if it were someone related to these stupid hick court people they would be on death role in a prison rotting away until they executed them!!!!!!!! i can't believe this, two friends died because of somefucking idiot!
mary,let me just say,I am a firm beliver in thinking and saying this to people like you,GET THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!! I'm sure we all know enough Mary's anyway!
Worker

United States

#9 Apr 15, 2010
sad wrote:
was this man working for a company that is what the news said.well why would this company hire someone with out licence,and they also said the company did no this truck needed more repair.this man wasnt on drugs or drinking.so this means this company did give him a job which he needed two.i just think its so sad what happen two these boys my heart goes out to there family.but i feel sorry for the driver because you can tell that it has really hurt him alot because these boys was killed.he was just trying to make a living for his family two.i no im going to get bad comments for writing this.it was his fault for being on the road with out his licence,but i do not think this guy should get murder charges on him it was just a sad thing that happen.and i would bet alot of you dont like the guy because he is black.and thats sad.you can tell that this man is heart broken.and i no the family are to.but he was not drinking and not on drugs.i think people should think about his feeling two.i think the company should be charge two.
Let me just say this COLOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PEOPLE!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? THIS GUY HAS A RECORD HE HAS DUI'S IN DIFFERENT STATES. HE KNEW HIS BRAKES WHERE GONE HE WAS ON THE CB TALKING TO TRUCKERS ASKING THEM IF THERE WERE ANY MOUNTAINS HE HAD TO GO UP BECAUSE NO BRAKES these truckers have gave their statements they told him to get his truck off the road because he was coming upon the biggest mountain there. he did not do it. the intersection is like any other you take a right ramp (which is the one he should have taken) to Grundy VA staying straight takes you to Mouthcard. THIS IDIOT TOOK THE LEFT RAMP WHICH IS FOR VEHICLES COMING INTO PIKE COUNTY THANK GOD NOBODY WAS COMING UP THE RAMP IF THEY WOULD BEEN HE WOULD HAVE RAN OVER THEM TO THE WORKERS WERE ON THE SIDE OF MOUTHCARD ROAD PLACING THEIR CAUTION SIGNS HE RAN OVER THEM!!! THIS GUY PROTECTED HIMSELF HE KNEW IF HE TOOK THE RIGHT RAMP THE TRUCK WOULD TURN OVER ON HIS SIDE AND TAKE HIS LIFE OR IF HE WOULD HAVE WENT STRAIGHT HE WOULD HAVE HIT THE CLOSED NAPA STORE AND THE EXCAVATORS WOULD HAVE CAME IN THE CAB ON HIM SO HE TOOK THE WRONG RAMP AND KILLED TWO INNOCENT GUYS. REMEMBER NO CDL'S DRIVING ON SUSPENDED OPERATOR'S LICENSE!!! HE DESERVES TO SPEND LIFE IN PRISON. COLOR IS NOT THE ISSUE I DON'T CARE IF HE IS YELLOW/WHITE/BLACK/RED HE NEEDS TO PAY FOR THIS CRIME!!!
Worker

United States

#10 Apr 15, 2010
You wanna know why he did not get off the road? he knew if he was sitting on the side of the road broke down a cop would stop ask for his license and oops he didn't have any!!! face the facts people it makes no difference what people get on here and say and try to bring color into it i have black friends and they agree he needs to spend his life behind bars. he seen the guys no way he didn't you would have to be blind not to have seen them they both had orange safety vest hard hats on he seen them.
Worker

United States

#11 Apr 15, 2010
NO PITY FROM NORMAL PEOPLE FOR THIS MAN HE KNEW HE WAS TAKING A RISK BEFORE HE EVER GOT INTO THAT TRUCK KNOWING HE WAS ILLEGAL. you can feel sorry for him all you want I SAY BURN HIS ASS
my 2 cents

Chesterfield, MO

#12 Apr 15, 2010
I think he should be charged with murder. He was driving a truck he wasnt licensed to drive. What is the difference in that and a person just jumping in anything and driving it. Why should he be any different than any other driver who drives without license?

He was operating a truck that should not have been on the road. Everything that the CDL license was supposed to keep from happening, happened. It isnt the trucking companies responsibility that the truck didnt have breaks, that falls all on the driver. The drivers are supposed to do pre trip inspections on their trucks before they pull out in them. If something is wrong, it is suppoed to be fixed. If something breaks on the road to make the truck not safe to drive, then it is supposed to be pulled off to the side, secured then fixed before it goes back out.

The company is responsible for him not being a licensed driver. They are supposed to keep up with that. I think that is all that they will be charged with.
just courious

Wheelwright, KY

#13 Apr 16, 2010
just wondering what is the difference in him and the lady that was driving on suspended licence and no insurance and on meds and never got a day out of it she must have known someone because i think she should have got some time also
intheknow

Waterloo, Canada

#14 Apr 16, 2010
The man owned the truck him self, that's how he was getting by with driving without a cdl, he was hauling equipment for a company. It is totally his fault an deserves everything he gets...
citizen

United States

#15 Apr 16, 2010
Worker wrote:
NO PITY FROM NORMAL PEOPLE FOR THIS MAN HE KNEW HE WAS TAKING A RISK BEFORE HE EVER GOT INTO THAT TRUCK KNOWING HE WAS ILLEGAL. you can feel sorry for him all you want I SAY BURN HIS ASS
Amen and i will lite the match.
Former Pike Countian

Irving, TX

#16 Apr 16, 2010
can we not voice our opinion without all the language??
mary wrote:
i hate pike county. thats why so many people in the world get killed because of places like this. im ashamed to live here! its so easy to get away with murder! people who make stupidass decisions that get innocent people killed should be punished to the max! fuckthat shit, if it were someone related to these stupid hick court people they would be on death role in a prison rotting away until they executed them!!!!!!!! i can't believe this, two friends died because of somefucking idiot!
just courious

Wheelwright, KY

#17 Apr 16, 2010
just courious wrote:
just wondering what is the difference in him and the lady that was driving on suspended licence and no insurance and on meds and never got a day out of it she must have known someone because i think she should have got some time also
i forgot to put that she had killed three people
ProRights

Elkhorn City, KY

#18 Apr 16, 2010
Whew, some of you folks are a little tough. The man had an accident, which he will have to pay for. To imply murder is just crazy. Do any of you know how the legal system works. It would be impossible to get a conviction for murder, in fact he would probably go free because of being charged with the wrong crime. Some of you people think with your emotions instead of with your brains. He was in an accident and was partially to blame.

Since: Nov 09

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#19 Apr 17, 2010
Having a simular experence with a family member getting killed I understand you can't get a murder charge with out intent. The reason everyone wants murder is this person was completely to blame for driving a truck without brakes. Local Truck drivers advised him to stop. In this mans case he did have intent to drive an illegal, no CDL or even regular licence with disreguard for his trucks brake problems. He had previous DUIs. This man was a loaded gun and this time he hit a target. Unless his steering went out he had other options.
me to

Chesterfield, MO

#20 Apr 17, 2010
ProRights wrote:
Whew, some of you folks are a little tough. The man had an accident, which he will have to pay for. To imply murder is just crazy. Do any of you know how the legal system works. It would be impossible to get a conviction for murder, in fact he would probably go free because of being charged with the wrong crime. Some of you people think with your emotions instead of with your brains. He was in an accident and was partially to blame.
partially what the hell is wrong with you you have to be the dumbest f88k i have ever come in contact with if i drive with no lic no cdl no log book and no breaks i am all to blame these were my friends maybe next time after his slap on the wrist it will be you or someone close to you then we will ask you how the legal system works

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