Charges have been brought against 43-year-old Bennie L. Jackson, the driver of the dump truck that failed to negotiate a curve and fatally struck a woman in the Casey’s parking lot in Auburn on May 4th. Jackson is currently in custody in the Sangamon County Jail.
The Sangamon Country State’s Attorney, Dan Wright, announced three charges of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, one count of Reckless Homicide, one count of Official Misconduct, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. These are concurrent charges. If found guilty on all charges, Jackson could serve up to at least 57 years.
Bond was set at $750,000, pending Jackson’s arraignment, which is set for Thursday, May 7th, 2020. This is an ongoing investigation by the Illinois State Police.