- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

ANTWERP, N.Y. (AP) - A truck driver who initiated a chain-reaction crash two years ago that killed six people in northern New York has been found guilty of reckless driving.

Forty-six-year-old James Mills Jr., of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, also was found guilty Saturday in Antwerp Town Court of failure to reduce speed for a hazard.

The guilty verdict comes with a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail, along with fees and fines. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 12.

Mills was found not guilty of the traffic violations of following too closely and failure to obey a flag person in the crash, which occurred in July 2012 when Mills drove his tractor-trailer rig into a pack of cars stopped at a road paving job on Route 11.

Civil litigation in the case continues.


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