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Truck driver turns himself in for deadly Harford Co. crash that killed child, ShopRite exec

A judge set bail at $375,000.00
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Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 18:14:39-04

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — The truck driver police say is responsible for the Bel Air crash that killed a 7-year-old boy and a ShopRite Executive, turned himself in to Maryland State Police.

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Police say 49-year-old Carloo Watson, of Brunswick, N.J., was indicted with two counts of gross negligence manslaughter by motor vehicle, two counts of criminal negligence manslaughter by motor vehicle, and four counts of causing serious injury while using a cell phone.

Watson turned himself in after his involvement in the March crash that claimed the life of 7-year-old Tripp Johnson and 65-year-old Andrew Klein. During the crash four other people were also seriously injured.

On Thursday afternoon, a Harford County Judge set Watson's bail at $375,000.00.

Gross negligence manslaughter by motor vehicle is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Criminal negligence manslaughter by motor vehicle is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of 3 years incarceration with a $5,000 fine. Causing serious injury while using a cell phone is a traffic offense that carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison with a $5,000 fine.