(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A truck driver from Jackson, Tenn., has been indicted on multiple criminal charges stemming from an interstate crash last year involving six vehicles, eight people, three injuries and two deaths, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury indicted Joshua Richardson on two counts of vehicular homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.
The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on April 28 last year when Richardson’s truck struck several vehicles that had slowed because of a traffic backup on eastbound Interstate 40 near Arlington, an investigation showed.
The fiery crash killed the driver of one car – Logan Insko, 28, of Mt. Olivet, Ky. – and a passenger in another car, Sylvie Corriveau, 45, of Quebec, Canada. Three others were seriously injured, including a 43-year-old Memphis man and his 10-year-old son, and a 57-year-old Canadian man whose wife was killed.
The case is being handled by Chief Prosecutor David Zak of the DA’s Vertical Team 6 which handles cases from General Sessions Division 15 and Criminal Court Division 10.