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Police: Trucker texting before fatal crash on I-81

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

State police have filed vehicular homicide and other charges in a four-vehicle crash that killed a husband and wife on Interstate 81 near Mechanicsburg last May.

Muniru Iddress, 30, was additionally charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and other summary violations, police said in a news release Thursday.

Police said Iddress was text messaging in stop-and-go traffic before his truck tractor crashed into the back of a Chevrolet Tahoe, pushing the SUV into another tractor-trailer that then collided with a third rig.

A passenger in the Tahoe, 64-year-old Kathleen Weed of Pittsford, N.Y., died at the scene. Her husband, 63-year-old George Weed, died at a hospital two days later.

The tractor-trailer drivers sustained minor injuries.

The May 10 crash at Exit 57 for Route 114 in Silver Spring Township closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 for more than five hours, and occurred while traffic across the area was already severely congested due to a massive fuel tanker fire a day earlier at the Route 22/322 interchange near Harrisburg.

 

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