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UPDATE: Truck driver in deadly I-75 crash has new court date set

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Benjamin Brewer makes his first court appearance in Hamilton County. WRCBtv.com photo Benjamin Brewer makes his first court appearance in Hamilton County. WRCBtv.com photo
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UPDATE: A new court date has been set for Benjamin Brewer, the truck driver in the horrific 2015 crash on Interstate 75 at the Ooltewah exit.  Brewer's new court date is August 16.

Brewer faces 13 charges, including six counts of vehicular homicide from the crash. He was also charged with DUI with narcotics in the crash.


PREVIOUS STORY: The truck driver involved in a June crash that killed six people on I-75 near Ooltewah made his first appearance in court Friday.

Benjamin Brewer was extradited to Hamilton County last week from Kentucky to face 13 charges including six counts of vehicular homicide.

READ MORE | Continuing Coverage: Ooltewah Crash

Judge Don Poole gave Brewer a court-appointed attorney Friday and a new court date for October 14.

When he was arrested, Brewer was in possession of more than two grams of meth, xanax and an undetermined amount of cash.

Attorney C. Mark Warren recently filed a lawsuit against Brewer, the Kentucky trucking company for whom he worked and its owners.

Warren represents Justin Knox who survived the crash and is asking for $13 million.

"Tough for him," Warren said. "He's slowly getting back into the swing of things. With a traumatic brain injury, its hard to re-learn central things like how to walk, how to talk, how to drive a car." 

Warren's lawsuit is in federal court; whereas, Brewer's charges are in criminal court.

Count on Channel 3 as we will follow his case to its conclusion. 

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