Deadly Motorcycle Crash Leads to Homicide while DUI Charge

JACKSON TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police are charging a man with homicide while DUI after they say he caused a head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, on July 3 around 3:00 p.m., troopers were called to State Route 118 and Mountain Road in Jackson Township for a motorcycle and car crash.

Through further investigation, police say the motorcycle was traveling east on SR 118 when a car being driven by Craig Evans was driving west at high speed and illegally passing cars in the eastbound lane.

While passing cars, police say Evans hit a motorcyclist, a 22-year-old man, head-on. Evans was transported to Geisinger Medical Center. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

PSP stated they have charged Evans with homicide by a motor vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by a motor vehicle while DUI, DUI, and other traffic violations.

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