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Truck driver pleads not guilty in crash that killed three

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MINOT – The driver of a semi oil tanker involved in a five-vehicle crash last June near Stanley that killed three people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of negligent homicide.

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Vernon Neil Wright of Georgia was arrested in January and charged in North Central Judicial District Court in connection with the fiery crash on U.S. Highway 2 that caused his truck to explode. Three people died and three others were injured.

A pretrial conference set for June was postponed, and a new hearing date has not been set.

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