Trucking owner told to disclose assets

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The owner of a Connecticut trucking company, whose dump truck was blamed for a fiery crash in July that killed four people, reportedly has been given two weeks to disclose his assets.

A state judge on Monday, Oct. 17 ordered David Wilcox, owner of American Crushing and Recycling, to turn over all his assets on Nov. 2 as part of a civil lawsuit into the crash, the Associated Press reported.

Lawyers for families of the victims and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have accused Wilcox of hiding or transferring his corporate assets into personal accounts.

The dump truck careened down Avon Mountain on July 29, triggering a 20-car crash that killed four people, including the truck’s driver, and seriously injured four others. Police believe mechanical failure and possibly driver error caused the crash, which remains under investigation. The truck had a history of safety violations, according to AP.

Since the crash, the company’s assets and Wilcox’s private assets have been frozen. A judge also appointed a receiver to oversee the company’s finances.