- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A truck driver arrested in a chain collision that killed one person and severely injured another has pleaded guilty to endangerment.

A Maricopa county Superior Court spokeswoman said 42-year-old Brian Knoll pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of endangerment.

Court records indicate Knoll had faced those charges as well as charges of 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 on Nov. 19, 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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