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Trucker involved in I-80 accident on the road for 15-hours straight

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An Illinois trucker might have been fatigued before causing a deadly, fiery accident two weeks ago.

36-yea-old Josef Slezak faces 105 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide in the deaths of a Massachusetts family of four along with their unborn baby.

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub alleges Slezak had been driving for 15-hours straight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin before he caused the crash on I-80 near Sidney.

The log book where drivers are supposed to log their road and rest hours was destroyed in the car fire but Schaub says there was other evidence like security paperwork that lead authorities to the driver fatigue conclusion.

AKI Trucking, employs Slezak and the company has a history of fatigued drivers.

Commercial drivers are limited to driving 11-consecutive hours.

Slezak's bail is set at $1 million because Schaub thinks he is a flight risk.

The County Attorney is also investigating Slezak's legal status in the U.S.

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