Trucker indicted in death of driver in car run over by big rig
SALEM, Ore. - A trucker from California faces second degree manslaughter in the death of an Oregon man killed when the trucker's big rig drove over the top of the man's car last November.
Dustin Paul Campbell, 26, of Lyons died at the scene.
According to state police, Campbell was southbound on Interstate 5 in a 1991 Acura Integra when traffic slowed.
His car was hit from behind by a big rig driven by Gurpinder Singh, 27, of Red Bluff, California, police said.
Singh's truck drove over the top of the Integra and rear-ended the truck in front of the car, police said.
The crash investigation closed all lanes of I-5 southbound at the Donald/Aurora interchange for 4 hours.
Singh was indicted by a Marion County after a 3 month investigation into the crash. He was arrested in California on Wednesday night, where he is jailed awaiting extradition back to Oregon.
Second degree manslaughter alleges a person recklessly caused the death of another person.
If convicted, Singh faces 6 years in prison under Oregon's mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.