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Trucking company offers 'thoughts and prayers' following I-65 crash that left infant & couple dead

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 08:21:21-05

WHITESTOWN — The trucking company involved in Sunday’s deadly crash on I-65 has issued a statement to RTV6 Tuesday, offering its thoughts to the victims.

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic crash,” said Vic Muratov, Dispatch Operations Manager for VL Trucking, Inc. in an email to RTV6. “This isolated incident is certainly not reflective of the quality, dedication, and responsibility that our drivers nationwide commit to every day.”

Muratov said the company’s administration is fully cooperating and actively communicating with authorities to help complete their investigation.

“We encourage witnesses with any additional information to contact local police department,” said Muratov.

Semi-truck driver Matthew Lewis Small, 34, of Grandville Michigan worked for VL Trucking, Inc. and has been preliminarily charged with three counts of felony reckless homicide and remains incarcerated at the Boone County Jail.

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The company is headquartered out of Dubuque Iowa and has 120 drivers, records show.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office said Mariah Tomey, 21, Kaden Kirk, 19, and Hadley Tomey, 1, died in the crash. All three victims resided in Lebanon.

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