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  • From the story:

    "Machicek said the dump truck, owned by J&R Backhoe Service, switched into her lane, dragging her vehicle along before it crashed onto the curb. Casas denied switching lanes, Wallace said."

    and

    "Given the conflicting accounts of the wreck, the case is under investigation."

    We'll ask for the final police report, which was not available at the time of this crash.

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    May 28, 2011 at 7:12 a.m.
  • Once again, the Advocate gets it's story wrong. The Mazda did not strike the dump truck, Mr. Casas switched lanes and struck Ms. Machicek's vehicle. This was confirmed by numerous witnesses and also evidenced by the location of the debris from the wreck. On the police report it clearly stated that Mr. Casas was at fault and caused the accident. I don't know who does fact-checking for the Advocate, but seeing as this is about the third story I have seen this week that has incorrect information, I suggest they research a little harder.

    May 28, 2011 at 5:25 a.m.