Authorities believe Roper failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved only at the last minute to avoid a crash. He has been charged with vehicular homicide.
Harold Fisher has been a truck driving instructor at Luzerne County Community College for nearly 15 years and says there are federal regulations every driver must follow. He says "you can run 11 hours and you can run the dock for 3 hours or paperwork or anything else for a total of 14 hours, then you have to take 10 hours off."
Drivers are required to log every stop and break they take, but Fisher says drivers have been known to write up false logs.
Meanwhile, the driver involved in the weekend crash is out on bond with his first court appearance set for Wednesday morning.
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