Judge OKs auction of trucking company’s property

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A judge last week signed off on plans to auction off property that belongs to the Connecticut trucking company whose dump truck caused a deadly crash in Avon last July. But the actual items up for bid remain in dispute, according to the Associated Press.

David Wilcox, owner of Bloomfield-based American Crushing and Recycling, says many of the items listed by a court-appointed receiver belong to him and his son, not the trucking company. The judge agreed Tues., Dec. 27 to schedule another hearing at a later date to decide what can and can’t be sold at auction, the AP reported, and Wilcox and his lawyers will be allowed on the property to look over what’s there.

John McKenna, Wilcox’s lawyer, told the AP that his client wants the auction, but his client says many of the items are his personal property or belong to other ventures he operates. Wilcox has been running businesses on that site for about 40 years, McKenna said.

Four people died in the July crash, including the truck driver; 19 were injured.