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Driver accused in fatal Bonnaroo crash fined, loses license

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Brandon Wilson and Deja Morris were killed in a crash on I-24 in Rutherford County. Brandon Wilson and Deja Morris were killed in a crash on I-24 in Rutherford County.
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

The truck driver accused of causing a crash last year that killed a couple on their way to Bonnaroo appeared in court Friday in Rutherford County.

It's been nine months since Deja Morris and Brandon Wilson died in the fiery crash on Interstate 24.

The Indiana couple and some friends were on their way to Bonnaroo when investigators say 40-year-old truck driver Stacey Colvin slammed into several vehicles and flipped his rig, shutting the highway down for hours.

In addition to the two deaths, six others were injured in the nine-vehicle pileup.

The judge asked Colvin if he had been looking down or was distracted prior to the crash, but Colvin said that's not the way it happened.

"The traffic was fast, and I believe it led up to the accident," Colvin said.

After listening to a statement from Morris' mother, the judge rendered his decision: Colvin failed to yield, slapping him with a $500 fine and taking his license for a year.

After the hearing, Colvin apologized to the victims' loved ones in the courtroom.

Colvin was facing criminal charges, but a grand jury failed to indict, saying there wasn't enough evidence for a criminal case.

Morris' family has filed a civil suit against Colvin and his former employer, H & O Trucking.

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