A potential conviction for homicide by vehicle while under the influence would mean years in jail for truck driver Jack Satterfield, the Mississippi man charged with causing the 12-vehicle, triple-fatal pile-up on Interstate 83¬†Friday.
Satterfield was charged Saturday with vehicular homicide and other counts after he barrelled into a line of slowed or stopped traffic in Lower Paxton Township¬†about 8:30 p.m. the night before.
The accident left Zachary Lybrand, 24, of Middletown, his 16-month-old daughter Elliana,¬†and 22-year-old Messiah College student Ethan Van Bochoven¬†dead.
Satterfield told police he’d had a combination of margaritas and beers at a restaurant in New Jersey earlier in the day. Aspects of the accident remain under investigation.
Not surprisingly, he’s getting no sympathy from his peers behind the wheel.