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Trucker charged in crash that killed couple en route to Pittsburgh wedding

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire Nov. 14, 2018, in a tractor-trailer accident on I-78 in Windsor Township. The crash killed two people who were driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.

HAMBURG — A truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in a fiery crash last fall that killed a couple driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.

State police say 24-year-old Jaspreet Singh Chahal, of Frenso, Calif., is also charged with reckless endangering and misdemeanors in the Nov. 14 crash on Interstate 78.

The Reading Eagle reports that police in Berks County allege he was distracted by a cellphone conversation and didn’t see traffic stopped ahead of him before striking another vehicle.

Killed were 35-year-old Kathryn Schurtz, of Jersey City, N.J., and her fiance, 42-year-old Joseph Kearney.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Chahal. A message could not be left Wednesday at a phone listing for him.

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