CHARGED: Trucker Who Ran Over Driver At Pilot Travel Center Has Been Charged
Austintown, Ohio – A truck driver has been charged in the death of another truck driver at a truck stop in Austintown, Ohio earlier this month.
On May 2, 2019, Transportation Nation Network reported 29-year-old truck driver Arman Meco, of Michigan, was struck and killed by another semi, after Meco stepped out between two parked big rigs in the truck lot at a Pilot truck stop on Route 46.
The trucker police say is responsible for Meco’s death is now facing a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide.
Authorities have now charged Guillaume Pelletier, of Quebec, Canada, after reviewing surveillance video of the incident.
Officials indicated they believe Pelletier should have seen Meco and had time to avoid the accident.
At the time of the accident, Captain Bryan Kloss with the Austintown Police Dept., told a reporter who was on the scene, that Meco was struck by the truck’s front-right corner and Pelletier said he never saw Meco.
Police said a cell phone and headset were found near Meco’s body, leading some to believe Meco may have been the one not paying attention.
However, authorities have determined Pelletier was negligent in the fatal accident.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor the story and update you on any new developments.