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Trucker in Deadly Accident Enters Pleas

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A truck driver charged with three counts of negligent homicide has pleaded 'not guilty.'

A fiery crash east of Stanley last June ended with three men dead.

50-year-old Vernon Wright was driving a semi truck and trailer, crossing the westbound lane of Highway 2 during a time of low visibility due to fog.

Wright stopped in the westbound lane after the first collision, blocking westbound traffic --- an act prosecution calls a 'gross deviation from acceptable standards of conduct.'

Prosecution and defense attorneys are still gathering information and requested a delay in the trial.

The Pretrial Conference originally scheduled in June has been canceled and is expected to be moved to late October.

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