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Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Woman Crossing Street

Man Behind Wheel Accused Of Being Under Influence Of Marijuana

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man was charged Friday in the death of a pedestrian who police said he hit with his car while under the influence of marijuana.

Jordan Reyes was arraigned on a number of charges, including involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle.

Police said Reyes, 21, of Catasauqua, Lehigh County, struck Gertrud Kuhnash in the 400 block of Race Street in the borough on November 5.

Kuhnash later died of her injuries at the hospital.

Police said their investigation revealed that Reyes was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash. They said they also found four bags of marijuana inside the car.

A reconstruction of the crash determined that a driver not under the influence of controlled substances and/or alcohol would have been able to avoid hitting the victim, according to court documents.

Reyes was released Friday on $250,000 recognizance bail.

In addition to with involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle, Reyes was charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence of controlled substances, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of controlled substances, and summary offenses of reckless and careless driving and driving at an unsafe speed.


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