Driver of August fatal crash in Cumberland County under influence of marijuana

Carlisle/West Shore

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The driver that caused a crash and the death of a 2- and 4-year-old was found to be under the influence of marijuana, according to a release from PSP Carlisle.

Pennsylvania State Police say that 36-year-old Gregory Nornhold was driving four children on I-81. The investigation concluded that the two children who died were not properly seated in car seats. The two other children that were in the vehicle also suffered serious injuries, and four other people were hurt in the accident, as well.

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As part of the investigation, Nornhold’s blood was tested. Lab reports indicated the presence of marijuana in his blood, indicating that he was driving under the influence. Multiple vape pens, full and empty THC cartridges, and empty packaging were discovered in the center console of his vehicle.

Nornhold has a medical marijuana card, but as with alcohol or any other legal substance, legally possessing it does not mean you can drive under the influence.

Nornhold faces 65 charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, and third-degree murder. He is currently incarcerated at Cumberland County Prison.

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