Trucker charged in crash that killed couple en route to Pittsburgh wedding
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.
Authorities are looking for a Fresno truck driver accused of causing the fiery crash that killed a couple driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.
Police say the man was on the phone at the time of the accident.https://t.co/kRd2iuOp18 pic.twitter.com/HtDG1fB2HT
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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.
A truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in a fiery crash that killed a New Jersey couple driving to their wedding last fall.
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Court documents don’t list an attorney for Chahal. A message could not be left Wednesday at a phone listing for him.