Thursday, September 27, 2018
Illinois truck driver who struck, killed Joplin eight-year-old cited for failure to maintain proper brakes in 2015
Lance T. Lee, 49, DeKalb, Illinois, pleaded guilty on February 8, 2015 and paid a $130.50 fine, according to court records.
He was originally stopped by the Highway Patrol, the records indicate.
The Highway Patrol report on this morning's fatality accident said Destiny P. Chambers, 8, was crossing Newman Road, just outside the Joplin city limits when she was struck and killed by the 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer Lee was driving.