Texas trucker indicted in Knox fatal wreck

Darold Eugene Reimer source Knox County Sheriff's Office

A 51-year-old truck driver from Fort Worth, Texas, has been indicted by  Knox County grand jury on reckless homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges in connection with a deadly crash in May that killed a Lenoir City school teaching assistant.

At approximately 6 p.m. on May 2, Kimberly Townson was driving east on Interstate 40/75 on her way to watch her daughter play softball at Bearden High School when two trucks collided near Campbell Station Road exit. One truck struck another car. The other truck hit, then overturned onto Townson’s car. Darold Eugene Reimer was driving that truck. He was arrested almost immediately and charged with vehicular homicide.

If found guilty, he could be fined up to $10,000 and face a prison sentence of 3-15 years.

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