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PA Man Who Fatally Hit Woman In Crosswalk During Broad Daylight Was High On Meth, Police Say

1200 block of Main Street in Hellertown
1200 block of Main Street in Hellertown Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

A Pennsylvania man was high on meth when he fatally struck a 74-year-old woman in a crosswalk during broad daylight, police said.

Kenneth Schuebel, 57, was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and five related offenses, LehighValleyLive reports citing court records.

Schuebel, of Lower Saucon Township, struck Frances Miller in a crosswalk on the 1200 block of Main Street in Hellertown shortly before 3:40 p.m. on June 20, police said.

Miller, of Hellertown, was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill with traumatic injuries and pronounced dead several days later.

Schuebel’s blood test results showed that he had been under the influence of amphetamine, methamphetamine and marijuana during the deadly crash, the outlet reports.

The Northampton County Coroner’s office ruled Miller’s death as accidental blunt force trauma — however, surveillance footage of the incident shows that she had crossed in broad daylight and put her arms up toward the GMC Envoy driven by Schuebel, who did not slow down or attempt to prevent the crash.

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