WPTZ News Channel 5 out of Vermont has reported that a Barre, Vt., man was recently arrested for not thoroughly inspecting a vehicle involved in a fatal crash.
Steven Jalbert was arrested on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
WPTZ reported that, in May 2014, Jalbert did not do a thorough inspection of a ’92 Chevrolet Corsica before passing it. The owner of the car died in a crash two months later, and her death, investigators said, could have been prevented.
Investigators said the vehicle’s brake lines and rocker panels were rusted, corroded and in a visibly unsafe condition when Jalbert passed the car.
According to WPTZ, Jalbert didn’t test the brakes, remove a wheel, put the vehicle on a lift or test it on the road.
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