INDIANAPOLIS — The driver of the semi that killed a mother and her twin daughters in a crash showed no remorse, say court documents.
State police say Bruce Pollard had no emotion when they informed him the seven-vehicle crash he caused Sunday on I-465 killed a family. They say Pollard was only concerned about his vehicle, his belongings, and what hotel they were dropping him off at.
During the interview, officers asked Pollard what happened prior to the crash. Pollard first said he was only going “30-35 miles per hour” in the construction zone when he crashed into a car, causing it to engulf into flames. 29-year-old Alanna Koons and her 18-month-old twins, June and Ruby, died in that car. The chain-reaction crash injured others, and damaged five more vehicles.
According to the report from the Airbag Control Module (ACM) in Pollard’s semi, he was traveling at 65 miles per hour, and did not brake until after hitting the first car.
Pollard later told police he “guesses” he was going too fast and “guesses” he struck other vehicles.
The Koons family released a statement on Tuesday:
“At this extremely difficult time we would like to express our gratitude to all of those who have reached out to our family following the tragic loss of Alanna, June and Ruby. They were all loved dearly by their family and friends, and they will be greatly missed. We are broken-hearted by their loss but sustained by our faith. We believe in a loving Heavenly Father who comforts his children in the midst of their most painful trials. We are steadfast and confident in knowing that our family will be reunited in the life to come. We thank the police, other first responders, friends, family and the media for their kind words about these wonderful girls and their mother. We trust you will allow us private time to mourn.”
(Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police)