Charges filed in 2011 deadly Pa. crash that killed Rochester siblings
Posted at: 09/19/2013 3:29 AM | Updated at: 09/19/2013 6:19 AM
A man accused of causing a crash in Pennsylvania in 2011 that killed two people from Rochester is now facing charges. According to WBRE, the NBC affiliate in Scranton, Lackawanna County prosecutors filed criminal charges against 35-year-old Wayne Kichar Wednesday.
In October 2011, twin siblings Lynn and William McKernan of Rochester were killed in a crash on Interstate 84 in Lackawanna County.
Investigators believe that in October, 2011, Kichar suffered a seizure while driving a dump truck along Interstate 84 in the Dunmore area.
Investigators say a dump truck went off the road and through a median, striking the McKernans' car and killing them.
According to court documents and an investigation, detectives discovered Kichar's history of seizures.
They say he knowingly left it off employment applications and even his commercial vehicle license application. WBRE reports that investigators say that fact is so reckless and so negligent that it warrants serious charges.
WBRE reports that Kichar will be arraigned on a slew of charges including homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.
Investigators say marijuana and synthetic marijuana was also found in Kichar's system when his blood was tested.
Kichar was expected to turn himself in to authorities Wednesday in connection with another incident, but officers had to search for him.
Prosecutors also say he assaulted a ten-year-old boy over the weekend of September 14, 2013.
Kichar is facing charges for allegedly throwing the boy, face-first, into a steel chair after drinking and watching Sunday night football.
The boy suffered head pain in the alleged assault.