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Semi driver in fatal I-465 crash deemed competent to stand trial

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two doctors have declared the semi driver who caused a crash that killed a mother and her twin toddlers in Indianapolis is competent to stand trial.

In August, a mental evaluation was ordered for 57-year-old Bruce Pollard.

Pollard was behind the wheel of the semi that was moving well above the speed limit when it crashed into another vehicle, killing Alanna Koons and her twin, 18-month-old daughters, June and Ruby. The July crash also sent seven other people to the hospital with injuries.

Two doctors have now deemed Pollard competent to advance to trial, according to Pollard’s defense lawyer.

Pollard is facing three charges of reckless homicide and one count of reckless operation of a vehicle in a work zone.

His trial is currently set for January 13, 2020. Pollard remains in the Marion County Jail.


The Film Yap reviews The Call of the Wild and others in theaters this weekend

Adventure awaits in Harrison Ford’s newest movie. Here to break down what’s in theaters t his weekend is The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd.

The Call of the Wild — Harrison Ford and a CGI dog star in this loose adaptation of the classic Jack London novel about family-friendly adventures in the frozen hinterlands. Harrison’s already planning to kill off this character in the sequel.
The Assistant — This #MeToo parable examines the life of a young woman (Julia Garner) who is the assistant to an abusive executive. Think “The Devil Wears Prada” in a corporate setting.
The Lodge — Riley Keough stars as a woman looking after her fiance’s children at a snowed-in cabin when things turn horrorish.
Olympic Dreams — At the Winter Olympics, a cross-country skier (Alexi Pappas) starts to fall for a volunteer dentist (Nick Kroll) in this offbeat romcom.
Brahms: The Boy II — This horror sequel stars Katie Holmes as a mother whose family moves into the local murder mansion where dolls come alive. Seriously, you’d think real estate agents would check the disclosure documents more carefully.

Video: Jojo Rabbit — A German lad fantasizes about having Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend in this oddball but surprisingly heartfelt dramedy. Buy It.

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