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Truck driver pleads to lesser charges in fatal crash

Adam Bermudez pleads no contest to traffic charges

HILLTOWN TWP., Pa. - A Montgomery County truck driver involved in a fatal accident last year has pleaded no contest to traffic charges after more serious charges were dropped.

The accident happened in July 2013 as a trash truck, driven by 29-year-old Adam Bermudez, tried to make a left turn from Bypass Road onto Dublin Road in Hilltown Twp., Bucks County.

As the truck turned, it rolled onto its side and trapped a passenger inside the truck.

That passenger, 24-year-old Ricco Rios of Norristown, died at the scene.

Bermudez was charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, driving at safe speed, careless driving and related charges.

On Monday, the district attorney dropped homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering. Bermudez pleaded no contest to the traffic charges.

His sentencing is set for April 21.

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