The Great Falls Tribune reported Jaroslav Kleberc of Bell Island, N.L., was sentenced Friday to six months in jail in the death of Marvin Knutson, 72, of Swift Current, Sask. He has already served nearly a year.
Prosecutors said Kleberc hit Knutson’s van when he drove his semi-trailer through an “authorized vehicles only” turnaround on Interstate 15 near Great Falls and continued driving.
Klerbec was arrested in Texas.
District Judge John Kutzman also gave Kleberc a 10-year suspended sentence with the Department of Corrections for tampering with evidence.
Knutson’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against Kleberc and his trucking firm.