An Indiana judge agrees to accept a plea deal offered to a Boone County over-the-road trucker, facing eleven charges including three counts of homicide.
Bruce Pollard, 57, of Sturgeon, was offered a deal, in January. The plea agreement called for Pollard to plead guilty to three counts of reckless homicide, reckless operation of a vehicle in a highway work zone, and seven counts of reckless driving. He also had to plead guilty but mentally ill, all of which he did Friday. The payoff? A possible lighter sentence.
Pollard is scheduled to be sentenced March 27th.
The accident happened last summer on an Indianapolis freeway. Court records state Pollard approached a work zone at a high-rate of speed, triggering a multi-vehicle collision. The first car he hit burst into flames, killing the three occupants, a young mother and her twin daughters.