45-year-old Matthew McNamara has been charged in connection with an accident that killed a woman and left her three children hurt in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania. McNamara is charged with driving without a license and homicide by vehicle, and faces charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, also a felony. He faces several other charges in relation to the accident as well. After a stint in Lancaster General, he was released to police to be charged, and is currently jailed at Lancaster County Prison on $100,000 bail.
The accident, which occurred on Route 322 and Shady Lane, happened this past Wednesday right before 4 pm. According to officials at the scene, heavy entrapment was involved, with the route temporarily shut down due to helicopters called for assistance. McNamara had tried passing another car, causing him to crash head on into a Ford Focus, driven by Joseph Wesley. His passenger, 23-year-old Syherah Cerdan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Among the children injured were a four-year-old and a three-month-old baby, who both suffered minor injuries. The third child, an 11-year-old passenger, is currently at critical condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
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