- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A truck driver charged in a chain collision that killed one person and severely injured another has been sentenced to one year in jail.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Friday that Brian Knoll was also ordered to serve three years of supervised probation.

The sentence comes after Knoll pleaded guilty last month to three counts of endangerment.

Court records indicate Knoll had was initially also charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Knoll was driving a flatbed truck carrying brick pavers when his vehicle struck four other vehicles on Interstate 17 in Phoenix in November 2014.

Knoll told an investigator that he fell asleep while driving, and authorities said he expressed “indifference” after the accident.

The man killed in the accident was 22-year-old Paul Troupe of Phoenix.

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