A man in Earl Township is facing serious charges following an accident that killed two people, according to local and state police. Pennsylvania authorities responded to the car accident and have charged the 30-year-old man with vehicular homicide while drunk driving, as well as several other charges. No court date has been announced at this time. The man was arraigned in a local court, but he was unable to pay the $750,000 bail fee and so remains in custody.
According to the arrest report, witnesses observed a van allegedly driven by the accused man moving erratically on a roadway around 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 10. The man's van veered right, across a fog line on Route 222, where a tow truck had stopped to render aid to a disabled vehicle. The driver of the tow truck, a 44-year-old man, was out of his vehicle assisting the driver of the disabled car, who was also on the roadside. The van reportedly struck both men after the driver failed to observe the emergency lights on the tow truck.