This family has my condolenses and best wishes for the survivors. I do not know the situation or conditions, other than what I read here, but I am a truck driver, so please be asured that most of us would not do something like drive an 80,000 lb vehicle in hazardous conditions at 70mph! We have more sense than that,,and we have more hours and more experience than any other driver on the road in all terrain, weather and conditions. The majority of us are careful, responsible, and excellent drivers who try to be courteous and helpful to others,,thats how the name "knights of the road:, came about. The problem is , that when one does commit such a heinous deed and screws up, he does it big time,,because of the size of the vehicle,,they do massive damage and it gets massive attention, when the fact is, this is a rare thing, but as I said, when it does,,it does it in a big way.There is no justification for how Mr. Anton was driving. Big Rig drivers need to exercise much more responsibility than drivers of small vehicles. That is why they are required to get a special liscense. Common sense should have dictated to Mr. Anton that driving a 50 ton vehicle 70 mph in blizzard conditions was a very bad idea. He lost sight of his responsibility, and now people are dead. If time is his living, then he needs to manage his time better. Go see the little girl who's head was almost crushed in this accident, look at the over 400 stitches and staples in her head, and ask her if a truck driver's convenience is more important than her life and the lives of her lost family. Big rig drivers rarely get hurt in accidents they cause, it is always the other guy, in the small car, that either dies or is maimed. Slow it down!
If this gentleman is indeed guilty of what I am reading on here, he should have his license confiscated and spend a long time in jail.