Nesquehoning fatal wreck

NESQUEHONING, Pa. | A Maryland man is facing vehicular homicide charges in connection with a fatal crash Monday in Carbon County.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Jeremy White, of Temple Hills, Md., with single felony counts of vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide while DUI following the death of Terry Angel Gonzalez Monday in Nesquehoning.

The two-vehicle wreck in the 200 block of Stock Street involved a motorcycle and an SUV. Authorities said White's SUV crossed into the opposing lane of traffic, where it collided head on with Gonzalez's motorcycle, according to a news release from state police.

The 30-year-old Lansford resident was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Carbon County Coroner's Office.

Authorities allege drug paraphernalia was seen in plain view in White's vehicle, which also smelled of marijuana. Police arrested White under suspicion of driving under the influence.

Along with the vehicular homicide charges, White also faces a misdemeanor count of DUI and summary counts of driving without a license, careless driving, reckless driving and disregarding a lane of traffic. District Judge William Kissner arraigned the 37-year-old Tuesday morning, setting bail at $30,000 with a 10 percent cash option.

He failed to post bail and was sent to county jail to await a preliminary hearing.

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