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Truck driver convicted in 2011 crash that killed Palo Alto family

Original post made on Apr 29, 2014

A truck driver involved 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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:43 AM

Comments (6)

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

Hmmm is a registered user.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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