|Published:||Feb 28, 2013 9:58 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 28, 2013 9:58 AM EST|
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Knox County grand jury has indicted a Florida truck driver in a crash that severely injured a Tennessee state trooper.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13qamfV ) reported charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and failure to drive within a single lane were returned against Eric D. Lewis.
Police said the 33-year-old Lewis fell asleep while driving a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 40/75 in western Knox County on March 14, 2012. The truck slammed into a Tennessee Highway Patrol cruiser in which Sgt. Lowell Russell was filling out paperwork. The car was parked on the shoulder and the emergency lights were operating.
A passing ambulance crew and Lewis pulled Lowell from the burning car.
Lewis was driving for FHS Trucking in Orlando, Fla.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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