Maine log truck driver to serve 3 months in jail for fatal crash





An official inspects what is left of a Maine Department of Transportation dump truck (left) that collided with a log truck (right) on Route 6 in Kossuth Township on Sept. 24, 2007

MACHIAS, Maine An Island Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to serve at least three months behind bars for his role in a fatal accident that killed a Grand Lake Stream man two years ago.

Kenneth Slauenwhite, 58, received an overall sentence of eight years with all but three months suspended after pleading guilty to a charge of manslaughter in the death of Jarrod Damon.

Slauenwhite was driving a logging truck on Route 6 in Kossuth Township on Sept. 24, 2007, when the vehicle crossed the centerline of the road and struck a Maine Department of Transportation dump truck that was driven by Damon. Kossuth Township is in northeastern Washington County, east of Lincoln.

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Maine log truck driver to serve 3 months in jail for fatal crash