PRINCETON, W.Va.¬†—¬†State police have charged the man who was driving the truck that slammed into a crew of West Virginia Parkway Authority workers in August claiming two lives.

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The August crash claimed the lives of 2 Parkways workers.

According to troopers, James Richard Crandall, 52, of Reesville, Ohio, was arraigned on two misdemeanor counts of negligent homicide, failure to maintain control, reckless driving, having an unsafe vehicle and following too closely.

Trooper said Crandall lost control of his 18-wheeler heading south on the Turnpike, I-77, near Camp Creek on Aug. 16. The large truck slammed into a Parkways Authority truck parked on the side of the highway. Three workers outside the truck were hit.

The collision claimed the lives of Nathan Thompson, 32, and Richard Lambert, 21, both of Kegley. A third worker was injured.

Crandall is free on $50,000 bond.

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