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Truck driver faces manslaughter, other charges in woman's death

A Kentucky truck driver has been indicted on several charges in a January crash that killed a 45-year-old mother.

The man, 42, was driving a flatbed truck traveling east on Richwood Road in Walton, Kentucky, when the truck started to veer off to the right side of the road. He overcorrected, crossing the center line and crashing into the woman's Honda Accord as she traveled west, according to authorities.

The woman, who was driving her 12-year-old twins to school, was killed. The kids suffered injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

Now, the truck driver has been charged with manslaughter, three counts of wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and speeding. He was taken into custody and booked into Boone County Jail. Bond was set at $250,000.

Court documents revealed that the man had drugs in his system when the crash occurred.

The woman was a former guidance counselor at a school who had retired to spend more time with her children. She also had an older son, a junior in high school at the time, who drove himself to school that day.

Her former co-worker and friend told a local television station that the children forever will be affected by the loss of their mother.

"Every time I'm around the kids, every other sentence is about their mom. So, she's definitely not forgotten and never will be," the woman said.

Because of the alleged actions of this man, the children now are without their mom to guide them and to share in all of their life events. Two civil lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the crash to attempt to help her family financially, and anyone in the family's position should consider such an action.

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