A truck driver whom prosecutors say caused an accident that killed a grandmother, two grand children and one other adult has pleaded guilty to four counts of manslaughter.
Roy Ellis Holcomb Jr. entered the guilty plea before 260th District Court Judge Buddie Hahn Friday morning.
According to 12News file stories, the multi-vehicle accident happened October 1, 2014 on Interstate 10 near Vidor. Holcomb was cited for failure to control speed the day of the accident.
Holcomb’s 18-wheeler hit the back of another 18-wheeler on the day of the accident. This caused a chain reaction accident that claimed the lives of Glenda Blackwell, 62, of Vidor, her 2 grandchildren, and, Luis Alonso Rodriguez Camacho of Mexico. Holcomb was not injured in the collision.
Holcomb had no comment for 12News after Friday's hearing. he left the courthouse to complete paperwork at the probation office.
Holcomb has been out on bond since Nov. 4, 2015. Sentencing will take place Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.