Truck trader wins $3.8m payday
Truck trader John Galt wins a $3,873,000 payday after losing his truck in the crash, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old’s lawyer, Robert Cone, said the payout came after he lost his truck during the wreck in December 2016.
The truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70, near Interstate 25, when it rolled off a bridge onto its side and struck a utility pole.
It was only partially severed and a metal pole and tree branch fell on top of Galt’s vehicle, killing him, his mother and four of his six children, according to Cone.
The accident has been investigated by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Oklahoma.
Cone said he and Galt worked as truckers and were in a contract dispute.
The truck company had a separate contract, Cone said, but he did not know whether it was the one that Galt lost.
Galt was driving the truck, a 2004 Dodge Charger, when he lost control of it, hit a utility box, struck a pole and an electric fence, he said.
It took about 10 minutes for Galt to reach the hospital.
The highway was closed.
Gilt is a licensed commercial trucker and a father of two.
His mother died of injuries suffered in the wreck, according a statement from the attorney.
The Oklahoma Department Of Transportation said the driver of the truck that was involved in the accident, a 29-year old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.