Plea entered in Turnpike Crash

Miami, OK – Trucker in deadly crash appears in court

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) A truck driver from Missouri has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of negligent homicide for a deadly crash along an Oklahoma turnpike.

Donald Creed of Willard, Mo., made his initial appearance Wednesday in Ottawa County District Court in Miami. District Attorney Eddie Wyant says the 76-year-old waived his right to a speedy trial and is next scheduled to appear in court in April 2010.

Wyant says Creed was booked at the Ottawa County Jail and released on $20,000 bond.

Creed was driving a tractor-trailer that slammed into a line of stopped cars June 26 on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Miami, about 90 miles northeast of Tulsa, killing 10 people.

Each count carries up to one year in the county jail.

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