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Amber Alert

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Meyers says Michael Kozlowski's truck flipped at 70 mph

HUDSON — The prosecution’s final scheduled witness in the two-week trial of Michael Kozlowski said Tuesday afternoon that the truck driver was going roughly 70 mph when he flipped the tractor trailer across both lanes of Interstate 94.

Kozlowski, 24, of Schererville, Ind., is on in the October 2005 fatal crash involving a bus carrying members of the Chippewa Falls High School marching band.

Sgt. Duane Meyers, an accident reconstruction specialist for the Wisconsin State Patrol, was the final witness in the prosecution’s case.

Meyers, the lead investigator at the Osseo crash scene, spent 90 minutes in the St. Croix County courtroom Tuesday going over the specifics of the crash scene and his reconstruction data.

“Looking at the factors of vehicle speed and the directional pull toward the shoulder, it’s consistent with a driver unintentionally pulling over to the side of the road,” Meyers said of the semi Kozlowski was driving.

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