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Trucker Acquitted in Fatal I-40 Wreck

Posted March 8, 2007 12:48 p.m. EST

A truck driver charged in a fatal accident on Interstate 40 three years ago has been acquitted of a death by vehicle charge.

Ken Pittman's tractor-trailer slammed into two eastbound cars on I-40 between the N.C. Highway 751 and Fayetteville Road exits in July 2004. The crash killed Kevin Meyer, who ws driving one of the cars, and shut down the interstate for nine hours.

Pittman was held responsible in court for the accident back in 2005 and was given a suspended jail sentence and a fine.

Pittman appealed and was found not guilty after a jury trial. A witness testified during the trial that Meyer's car darted in front of Pittman's truck.