by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor
On Monday, Nov. 3, charges were filed against a truck driver, who crashed and killed a motorist, slowing at a construction zone along Interstate 29 on Nov. 4, 2013.
The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Robert Sanko, 46, of Topeka, with a class D felony of involuntary manslaughter in the second degree, a class B misdemeanor of driving after 70 hours on duty in an eight day period, and a class C misdemeanor of following another vehicle too closely.
Eric Zahnd, Platte County prosecutor, alleges Sanko caused the death of Jerry Ray Wofford, age 65, of Topeka, Kan. by failing to slow down his 2014 Freightliner in a halted construction zone.
Authorities allege he acted with criminal negligence when he caused the six-vehicle collision crash. For more on story.