An off-duty Pennsylvania state trooper was recently involved in a car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that left one woman dead. Now he’s facing homicide charges for his role in the woman’s wrongful death.
The accident occurred late last month. The trooper, who was off-duty at the time, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol as he drove his 2003 Toyota pickup truck in the left lane of the turnpike in Upper Dublin. He reportedly rear-ended a 1997 Lincoln Town Car driven by a 21-year-old woman from North Philadelphia.
The force of the impact reportedly caused the Town Car to burst into flames. The driver died from her injuries, which were said to include smoke inhalation, thermal burns and multiple blunt force injuries. There was no one else in the car with her at the time of the accident, which took place at about 10 p.m.
After the accident police said that the off-duty trooper exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol. The trooper, an 11-year veteran of his department, apparently failed a sobriety test as well.
After the accident he was released and continued to work on desk duty as an investigation took place.
Now, after a thorough investigation he has been charged with homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and related offenses.
The 40-year-old man, who is from Coatesville, is also facing charges of DUI, careless driving and reckless driving. For related matters in the Louisiana area, consider contacting DWI lawyers in Monroe, LA.