Alabama trucker who killed 11 in crash had no drugs, alcohol

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a truck driver had no drugs or alcohol in his system when his rig crossed an interstate median and smashed into a family's van, killing 11 people. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Swiney told The Courier-Journal in Louisville that toxicology tests on driver Kenneth E. Laymon were negative.

The 45-year-old from Alabama had been sending and receiving calls from his cell phone leading up to the March 26 crash, according to a Kentucky State Police report. Laymon was among those killed in the wreck. Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, says the agency hasn't yet verified whether Laymon was talking on his phone when the truck ran off the central Kentucky highway.

Information from: The Courier-Journal, Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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