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Truck driver imprisoned after pleading guilty to deadly crash

A former semi truck driver in Wisconsin was recently sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment in Dane County Court after being convicted from a fatal crash in 2012, the Wisconsin State Journal revealed on May 6.

Judge David Flanagan ordered 51-year-old Gary Lammert to go to jail immediately after pleading guilty to injury by negligent driving. Flanagan said that Lammert must plead guilty rather than no contest, which has an affect on civil cases.

Although he has since retired from truck driving, Lammert was responsible for a fatal accident in May of 2012 when his truck rear-ended student teacher Katie Binning’s vehicle as she waited to turn left. The impact sent her vehicle into the intersection, where she was then fatally struck by a van. Witnesses said that Lammert did not slow down or avoid her vehicle, although evidence from Lammert’s defense said that 57-foot skid marks proved he was driving the speed limit at the time. Compensation amounting to $357,000 has been given to Binning’s family to cover funeral costs and wrongful death, while additional damages up to $600,000 are still being pursued.

Losing a loved one in a truck accident is devastating, especially when the driver has acted negligently. The attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier are dedicated to representing the families of wrongful death victims, and we may also help you pursue damages from the parties responsible. Call our offices at (920) 437-0900 today to discuss your legal options.

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