Trucker arrested for DUI after woman struck, killed on I-81

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A New York truck driver was arrested for homicide by vehicle while DUI and other charges after he struck and killed a woman on Interstate 81 in Franklin County early Friday, police said.

Miami Jade, 27, of Brooklyn, is additionally charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, DUI, and summary offenses.

State police said Jade was found to be under the influence of alcohol after he struck the woman on I-81 South, near the on-ramp from Route 30 near Chambersburg, around 1 a.m.

The woman’s name has not been released. Police said she walked into the path of the tractor-trailer. It is unclear why she was on the highway. 

The southbound lanes were closed for several hours.

Jade is in Franklin County Jail on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 5.

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