Roger Malloy sentenced for causing crash that killed 2 passengers in Pottstown

Driver admits to being under influence of synthetic marijuana at time of crash

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Published: Jun 21 2013 11:02:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 06:07:11 PM EDT
Roger Malloy - fatal accident scene

A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting he was driving under the influence of synthetic marijuana when he crashed, killing two of his passengers and injuring a third.

Roger Tracy Malloy was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of a controlled substance in connection with the May 2012 crash in which he lost control and hit a utility pole in Pottstown.

The accident killed Malloy's housemate, James N. Crawford, 28, and Rachel Witt, 15. A third rear-seat passenger suffered head trauma and internal injuries.

Malloy, 28, of Pottstown, apologized to the victims' families. He said it was an accident and he wished it had never happened.