Infraction Only Charge Against Semi Driver In Crash That Killed Two Children

CLAY COUNTY, Ind.  — A semi driver faces a civil infraction in connection with a 2017 crash that killed two children traveling in a van with their mother on Interstate 70 in Clay County.

Clay County Prosecutor Robert Pell says that there was not enough evidence to charge Amritpal Singh of Quebec, Canada, with reckless homicide or reckless driving.

Pell filed a civil infraction for speed greater than reasonable under circumstances. Singh faces a $500 fine.

Singh’s truck was traveling 62 to 65 mph when it slammed into the rear of a minivan that was slowing for a construction zone.

Five-year-old Brennan Bereda and 1-year-old Finley Bereda were killed. Their mother, Christina Bereda, and 3-year-old Jordan Bereda were injured.

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