An Allentown man is facing criminal prosecution in connection with a May 13 crash on Route 22 in Lehigh County that killed another man. Officials recently filed multiple charges against the 41-year-old man, including homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence. Moreover, officials recently disclosed that the 41-year-old man allegedly had multiple drugs in his system at the time of the accident.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the incident occurred after a Bethlehem Township man pulled his vehicle over on the right shoulder of Route 22. Allegedly, the Allentown man was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck north on Route 309 when he attempted to merge left onto Route 22 and struck the Bethlehem Township man's parked vehicle. On account of the accident, the Bethlehem Township man, who had been standing at the rear of his vehicle, became pinned.