Trucking Firm in Deadly North Carolina Crash Had Multiple Violations

October 28, 2010

A small Illinois trucking company involved in a gruesome crash that killed five people in North Carolina had been cited a dozen times this year for violations, including two speeding infractions.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records show that Globe Carrier Co. of Justice, Ill., was also cited for improper lighting, brakes and other maintenance violations. Records list the company as having just one rig and two drivers.

Roumen Todorov Velkov has been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter after troopers say he failed to stop and slammed into a line of vehicles Sunday on Interstate 26 near Fletcher. Authorities say a fifth person has since died and that a sixth person remains in critical condition.

An attorney for Velkov did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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