Trial date set for driver in crash that killed six

CHATTANOOGA - The 11th Judicial District Attorney General set an April trial date for a truck driver charged in a crash that killed six people.

Benjamin Brewer’s trial is slated to begin April 4, 2017.

In June 2015, investigators said Brewer, driving with little rest and after taking methamphetamine, slammed into slowed traffic on Interstate 75 in Ootlewah.  Six people were killed in the crash, including Tiffany Watts, 31, of Morristown and Sandra Anderson, 51, of Rutledge.

Brewer is charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and DUI.

Melydia Clewell, a spokesperson of District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, said there is also a pre-trial conference date for Brewer on Feb. 6, 2017.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board report, Brewer's blood tested positive for meth use, which investigators determined "degraded his driving performance.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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