A 34-year-old Pennsylvania man died in a three-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on May 28 after his vehicle was rear-ended by a box truck. The box truck driver was arraigned on Oct. 26 after extradition from North Carolina.
The truck driver, a resident of Hellertown, allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent when tested after the accident. According to police, the man fled to North Carolina and was taken into custody in September, but extradition proceedings delayed his return to Pennsylvania. He is facing charges of vehicular homicide while driving impaired, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. A Lehigh County judge remanded him to jail without bail. The driver had previous drunk driving charges in 2012. At that time, he received six months' probation after entering a guilty plea.