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Truck driver convicted in 2011 crash that killed Palo Alto family

British Columbia judge finds driver negligent in speeding, veering across line

A truck driver in a fiery 2011 accident in Canada that killed a Palo Alto family of four was convicted Monday on four counts involving negligence and dangerous driving, according to a report from the Invermere Valley Echo newspaper in Invermere, British Columbia.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:57 am

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It's heartbreaking to see the photos of this beautiful, smiling family. It's an incalculable loss.


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Posted by lindsay
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm

It's absolutely breaking to imagine how grown-up the children should have been now. My condolences to the family and friends.


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Posted by Remembering Sam
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

What a loss for the Howard's family. We miss Sam and the fun the girls had with PAGS softball and at JLS.


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Posted by So Sad
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

It's very easy to be killed in a car accident. I'm amazed there aren't more accidents on 101 with everyone texting/sleep-deprived these days.

This is an extremely sad story, for both the relatives and the driver, who made one careless error - which we all do at times while driving. He'll never be the same either. An overall tragedy.


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Posted by So Sad
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

It's very easy to be killed in a car accident. I'm amazed there aren't more accidents on 101 with everyone texting/sleep-deprived these days.

This is an extremely sad story, for both the relatives and the driver, who made one careless error - which we all do at times while driving. He'll never be the same either. An overall tragedy.


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Posted by Raymond
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

Big Rigs don't belong on the road with the rest of us. Go back to rail!


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Posted by Yvanna
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I am from Alberta and drive past the location of the accident on my way through BC a few times each year. It breaks my heart each time I drive past even though I never knew the family. They sound like an amazing family and my heart pours out to everyone who loved them. Many tears from Canada!


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