Death By Auto charges for survivor of Southampton double-fatal
The driver of the pickup truck that flipped and crashed on Route 206 in Burlington County, killing a roadside jogger and a passenger, is charged with vehicular homicide for each death.
Patrick J. Miller, 29, of New Hanover, is free on $150,000 bail while awaiting court proceedings in the death of Allison McGinnis, 29, of Southampton, and David Eldridge, 31, of Wrightstown, according to the office of Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi.
Charges were filed following results of tests on Miller's blood samples taken after the crash.
He was cited for possession of marijuana in the vehicle, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and failure to stay in a lane of travel.
McGinniss was jogging on the southbound shoulder in Southampton at about 2 PM last August 27. Miller's northbound truck crossed the line, ran her down, careened into several trees, and overturned near Garden Street.
She was killed instantly. Eldridge was partially thrown from the vehicle, and crushed by it, investigators said.
The Prosecutor's Office reminds that charges are accusations, and that defendants are considered innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.