Truck driver in deadly I-465 crash to plead guilty but mentally ill under deal

Bruce A.Pollard

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The truck driver behind a deadly crash on I-465 that killed a mother and two toddlers is getting a plea deal.

Bruce Pollard is being offered a chance to plea guilty but mentally ill.

His trial had been scheduled for this month.

The plea agreement calls for him to plead guilty to three counts of Reckless Homicide, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle in a Highway Work Zone, and seven counts of Reckless Driving.

Pollard was driving his truck into a work zone on Interstate 465 near north Keystone Avenue on July 14 when his truck, traveling faster the posted speed limit, struck a line of vehicles from behind.

Twenty-nine-year-old Alanna Koons and her 18-month-old twin daughters, June and Ruby, died when their car burst into flames after being struck by the semi.

Joey, Alanna, Ruby and June Koons. (Provided by Koons Family)

Seven others were injured.

A judge will still have to approve the plea deal. No word on what sentence Pollard could now face.