Charge downgraded against Quebec man in fatal 64-car pileup in Wyoming
Quebecer initially charged with aggravated vehicular homicide now faces lesser charge, $60-fine
Authorities have dropped an aggravated vehicular homicide charge against a Canadian truck driver involved in a fiery chain-reaction crash in southeast Wyoming that killed two people.
Albany County prosecuting attorney Peggy Trent says the resident of Longueuil, Que. has been released from custody.
Trent says the evidence currently doesn't support the more severe charge, but the crash remains under investigation.
The pileup happened around 8 a.m. Monday about 30 kilometres west of Laramie in dense fog and light slush.
More than 60 vehicles were involved, including a tanker containing flammable liquid that caught fire.
Traffic was shut down for about 160 kilometres in both directions.
With files from CBC