Early Prison Release for Truck Driver Convicted in Fatal Taylor University Van Crash

By Peter Ambrose

Early Prison Release for Truck Driver Convicted in Fatal Taylor University Van Crash

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 29, 2008 at 5:41 AM EST

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A newspaper reports that a truck driver
convicted in a 2006 crash that killed four Taylor University students and a staff member is expected to be released from prison today.

The News-Times of Hartford City reports Robert F. Spencer of Canton Township near Detroit is being released about a year after his sentencing on charges of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness. The case drew national attention when it was learned a coroner had misidentified one of the students killed as one of five others who survived.

The daughters of Taylor employee Monica Felver, who died in the
crash, say it's too soon for Spencer to be released.

Investigators say Spencer had fallen asleep at the wheel after
he had driven at least nine hours more than allowed under federal

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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