Wilcox Pleads Guilty

David Wilcox’s out-of-control dump truck killed four people and hurt 11 more when it slammed into a bus carrying commuters on Avon Mountain on July 29, 2005, police said.

Wilcox, 73, owned Bloomfield-based American Crushing & Recycling, when the truck descended the west side of Avon Mountain on July 29, 2005 and hit the bus.

Charges against Wilcox included insurance fraud, attempted larceny, four counts of manslaughter, five counts of first-degree assault, interfering with police, tampering with evidence and violating a host of motor vehicle laws, the Courant reports.

He pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of manslaughter and five counts of assault and pleaded no contest to one count of insurance fraud.

Wilcox's son Shaun Wilcox, 27, pleaded guilty last week to tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence, the Courant reports. Wilcox's wife Donna Wilcox, 43, pleaded no contest last year to attempted insurance fraud, attempted first-degree larceny and conspiracy. Neither will be sentenced until after David Wilcox is sentenced.

David Wilcox will be sentenced in June and faces up to six years in prison.

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