Police: Suspect In Fatal Crash Had Been Texting, Smoking - New York News

Police: Suspect In Fatal Crash Had Been Texting, Smoking

Posted: Updated:
Justin Jackson was arrested Thursday in connection to a deadly crash in Montgomery County earlier this month. (Montgomery County District Attorney's Office) Justin Jackson was arrested Thursday in connection to a deadly crash in Montgomery County earlier this month. (Montgomery County District Attorney's Office)
LIMERICK, Pa. -

Investigators announced Thursday the arrest of man who they say was driving under the influence when his car crossed a Royersford road and struck a jogger earlier this month in Montgomery County.

According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Justin Jackson was arrested on charges that included homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.

Investigators say Jackson's car crossed North Lewis Road on March 4 and struck a jogger from behind, killing her. The car kept going until it struck a utility pole, investigators said.

Police say Jackson was texting while driving. Tests conducted after the accident revealed he had marijuana in his system, according to investigators.

The jogger, Merinda Thompson, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say she was catapulted into a nearby parking lot after she was hit.

According to police, investigators discovered a marijuana pipe and marijuana inside of his car.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:19:38 GMT
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
  • Woman in custody in NYC stroller snatch attempt

    Woman in custody in NYC stroller snatch attempt

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:55:51 GMT
    Police say an 8-month-old baby was nearly snatched by a stranger while being pushed down a Manhattan street in his stroller, but a bystander intervened to foil the abduction attempt.
    Police say an 8-month-old baby was nearly snatched by a stranger while being pushed down a Manhattan street in his stroller, but a bystander intervened to foil the abduction attempt.
  • Family of teen shot and killed by police sues NYC

    Family of teen shot and killed by police sues NYC

    The family of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose fatal shooting by police last year sparked days of protests has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against New York City.
    The family of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose fatal shooting by police last year sparked days of protests has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against New York City.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices