A 25-year-old man from Pennsylvania was taken into custody on Feb. 14 on charges of vehicular homicide after he drove his truck into a family minivan, resulting in the death of two teenage siblings. The man was allegedly driving his GMC Sierra pickup erratically and at a high speed, according to witnesses, when he struck the Honda Odyssey. The crash ejected the 19-year-old boy and his 18-year-old sister from their seats despite the fact that they were wearing seat belts. The teen's father, mother and two adult relatives were also injured in the crash but survived. They were treated at Paoli Hospital. The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 100 and North Ship Road.
According to police, the man failed field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol. It is suspected that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The man had a reported history of substance abuse problems, including a March 2014 arrest for use and possession of drugs.