Semi Driver Charged On 1-Year Anniversary Of Deadly Doyle Rd. U.S. 30 Crash (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Semi Driver Charged On 1-Year Anniversary Of Deadly Doyle Rd. U.S. 30 Crash (VIDEO)

January 9, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 5:11 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (21Alive) -- On the one year anniversary of a deadly semi crash on U.S. 30, numerous charges have been filed against the truck driver who police say slammed his rig into the intersection of Doyle Rd. and hit five vehicles.

Read the entire affidavit for probable cause here.

Scott Saunders of Kenosha Wisconsin, now faces 16 criminal charges, including two counts of reckless homicide.

Suzanne K. Stephenson, 65, of Monroveville, and Sandra Dealey, 43, of Convoy, Ohio, both died of blunt force trauma to the head in the crash, according to the Allen County coroner's office.

Stephenson and Dealey were driving two separate cars in the six-vehicle crash. Both women were wearing seatbelts, the coroner's office says.

New Haven police confirm Wednesday that there were no skid marks from the semi-truck, driven by 50-year old Scott Saunders, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and that the semi did not slow down before the crash.

Police say traffic lights in the westbound lanes of US 30 had just changed to green prior to the crash; traffic was just beginning to move as the semi approached the intersection.

Exclusive information found on Facebook about Sauders revealed it may not have been his first crash.

What we found on Saunders Facebook page implies he was in another crash just two weeks before the one in New Haven.

A post from December 28 reads, 'why do cars think they can beat up on trucks one tried tonight and lost.'

Under that post another comment from Saunders explains how he didn't get hurt, and his truck wasn't damaged but he describes what the car looked like after the crash, saying there was a three-foot hole where the headlight once was.

The day after the accident in New Haven, January 9, he posted on his page that he was getting help.

Saunders now faces 12 felony charges and 4 infractions. He is charges with two counts each of reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and criminal recklessness. He is also charged with six charges of criminal recklessness committed while armed with a deadly weapon. The infractions include, disregarded lighted signal, following too closely, speeding and failure to yield the right of way.

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