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Mid-Missouri truck driver pleads guilty in Indiana crash deaths

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Sturgeon truck driver pleaded guilty last week in Indiana to killing three people in a crash last year.

Bruce Pollard pleaded guilty Friday in Indianapolis to a list of charges including three counts of reckless homicide, according to Indiana court records. Pollard entered a guilty plea but maintained he was mentally ill, court records show.

Pollard was accused of going 65 mph and not braking until his semi-truck hit the first of several vehicles slowed for a construction zone on an Indianapolis highway last July. His defense attorney sought a mental evaluation and said Pollard suffered serious head injuries four years ago.

Several doctors ruled Pollard competent to stand trial, FOX 59 in Indianapolis reported, but his lawyer said Pollard has serious mental limitations.

Sentencing is set for March. Pleading guilty but mentally ill means Pollard will get psychiatric treatment during his punishment, FOX 59 reported.

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