Truck driver sentenced after death of motorcycle rider
PLATTSMOUTH – Louis Roy Vazquez, 32, of Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced to two years probation, $1,000 fine and 200 hours community service following a chain-reaction traffic fatality on Interstate 80 near Ashland on June 17.
A motorcycle rider, 54-year-old Patrick Cunningham of South Bend was killed when a truck and semi-trailer attempted to pass another truck. Contact between trucks caused subsequent contact with a van and the motorcycle.
Vazquez entered a plea to unintentionally causing Cunningham’s death with an improper lane change.