Ice-affected Vic truckie jailed over death

An ice-affected and sleep deprived truck driver has been jailed for causing the death of a much-loved father of six in a horror pile-up on a Melbourne freeway.

Michael Brian Templeton, 31, was speeding and did not react to the traffic slowing ahead of him on the day of the crash that killed Kari-Pekka Maunus.

Templeton's tip truck swerved erratically and slammed into the back of Mr Maunus' ute, running over it and killing him instantly in March 2017.

 Michael Brian Templeton slammed into Kari-Pekka Maunus' ute March last year

 Michael Brian Templeton slammed into Kari-Pekka Maunus' ute March last year

Mr Maunus, 49, a respected boilermaker, was heading to work the morning he was killed.

Templeton was jailed for six years on Friday after pleading guilty to culpable driving causing death.

He was affected by the drug ice at the time of the crash and estimated he had only slept about two hours the night before.

He was affected by the drug ice at the time of the crash and estimated he had only slept about two hours the night before.

He was affected by the drug ice at the time of the crash and estimated he had only slept about two hours the night before.

The victim's wife Mia hoped the sentence served as a powerful message about the dangers of using drugs and driving.

'Michael's decision to mask his pain, like so many others, by using drugs was a

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