Truck driver in fatal Avon crash failed sobriety test, admitted snorting heroin

AVON, Ind. (WTHR) — Court documents are revealing what lead to the arrest of a dump truck driver involved in a deadly Avon crash on Tuesday. Danny Williams, 62, drove erratically for several miles before the crash according to witnesses. Court documents show Williams faced a sobriety test and police say he admitted to snorting heroin earlier in the day.

Officers also observed a white powdery substance in his nose. A police K9 also indicated that there were drugs in the dump truck. Williams is facing two counts of reckless homicide and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Gerald Legan and his wife Rhonda Legan, both 80 years old, were killed when the dump truck hit their car.

A third victim, Sue Ann Beaudoin, 65, remains hospitalized at Eskenazi Hospital with serious injuries.

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The accident at the intersection of US Hwy 36 and CR 625 East involved 11 vehicles, including an Avon school bus that did not have any kids on board and a dump truck that police think may be the cause of the crash.

The crash caused police to close US 36 for several hours Tuesday.

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