KC truck driver who killed mom, twin daughters in Indianapolis crash, pleads guilty but mentally ill

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 18:48:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce Pollard, the truck driver accused of killing a mother and her twin daughters in a crash, has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to several criminal charges, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Pollard was charged with three counts of reckless homicide, reckless operation of a vehicle in a highway work zone and seven counts of reckless driving after he caused a multi-car crash in July 2019 on Interstate 465 near Keystone Avenue, according to court documents.

He could face 3 to 9 years in prison, according to court documents. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

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The crash killed Alanna Koons and her 18-month-old twin daughters, June and Ruby, according to court documents. Investigators believe Pollard was traveling at a high rate of speed, changed lanes, and failed to brake when he struck the car Koons and her daughters were in. The car was stopped on the interstate when the crash happened.