Canadian trucker sentenced for fatal crash in Montana
By The Canadian Press
GREAT FALLS, Mont. A Canadian trucker has been sentenced for careless driving in the death of a Saskatchewan man in Montana last year.
The Great Falls Tribune reports Jaroslav Kleberc of Bell Island, Newfoundland, was sentenced Friday to six months in jail in the death of 72-year-old Marvin Knutson of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He has already served nearly a year.
Prosecutors said Kleberc hit Knutson’s van when he drove his semi-trailer through an “authorized vehicles only” turnaround on Interstate 15 near Great Falls and continued driving.
Klerbec was arrested in Texas.
District Judge John Kutzman also gave Kleberc a 10-year suspended sentence with the Department of Corrections for tampering with evidence.
Knutson’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against Kleberc and his trucking firm.