A Covington truck driver faces court time in Pennsylvania for charges of homicide by vehicle after his truck plowed into several vehicles that had slowed for another accident, killing a man in the process.
Errol D. Copeland, 27, was also charged with driving at an unsafe speed, careless and reckless driving and reckless endangerment after his truck did not slow down for traffic that had come to a crawl because of another accident ahead on U.S. Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on April 10, according to an article in the Morning Call.
Copeland, who was reportedly driving in the right lane, hit a mini-van full of passengers on a golf outing, killing a man from Canada and severely injuring the other passengers. He went on to hit a truck and another tractor trailer and reportedly kept driving until his truck cab came off the frame.
One of the victims testified Wednesday that Copeland, who suffered a serious leg injury, reportedly asked if anybody was hurt after the accident and said he had tried to swerve but traffic stopped too quickly.