ANTWERP, N.Y. (AP) -- A truck driver who triggered a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed six people in northern New York has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of a misdemeanor.
The Watertown Daily Times reports ( http://goo.gl/i2qglg ) that 45-year-old James Mills Jr. of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Friday in the town of Antwerp court, where a jury found him guilty last month of reckless driving and a lesser traffic violation.
Investigators said Mills wasn't paying attention when he drove an 18-wheeler into a line of cars stopped for a paving project in the Jefferson County town in July 2012. They said there was no evidence drugs, alcohol or telephone use played a role.
Five of the dead, including three children, were in one SUV, the sixth in another SUV.
Lawsuits stemming from the wreck are pending.