A federal jury has convicted an Indiana semi-truck driver involved in a fatal bus crash in western Wisconsin in 2005 with falsifying his driver’s log.
The jury found Michael Kozlowski of Schererville, Ind., guilty Wednesday of 20 counts of making false entries in his trucking log. A court official says sentencing is set for July 24.
Each conviction carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Kozlowski was driving his truck when his log claimed he was sleeping.
Five people were killed and 28 were injured when a bus hit Kozlowski’s semi after it overturned on Interstate 94 near Osseo.
Kozlowski was found not guilty in state court in 2007 of criminal charges, including negligent homicide.
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