Friday, May 11, 2018

Homicide Charges Filed Against Man from Fatal Crash in March

A man has been charged with homicide after he killed a Schuylkill Haven man in Berks Countyon March 16, 2018.

According to State Police, Carlos A. Rosario Jr., 33, of Allentown, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder in the third degree, homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, DUI, DUI high rate, DUI controlled substance, unauthorized use of motor vehicles, driving with an alcohol level of 0.02% or higher while under license suspension, disregard for single traffic lane, duties at a stop sign, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving, reckless driving, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and failure to use safety belts.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, on Friday morning around 6:20am, PSP Hamburg responded to a two vehicle crash with entrapment that occurred at the intersection of the exit 19 off ramp and SR183 in Berks County. 

Police say a 2014 Toyota Sienna mini-van, driven by Rosario, exited Interstate 78 W/B onto the off ramp at a high rate of speed.  A second vehicle, a 1995 Buick, driven by Keith Krammes, 56, of Schuylkill Haven was traveling south on Route 183.

The Minivan reportedly failed to negotiate a curve at the top of the ramp and collided into Krames driver side.

Rosario was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. 

A passenger in the mini-van was found outside of the vehicle and was detained upon PSP arrival.

Krammes was extricated by Fire/EMS and flown to LVH Cedar Crest where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries. 

Troop L FSU and CARS responded and processed the scene, Route 183 as closed during the investigation. 

The mini-van was towed and impounded at PSP Hamburg due to being reported stolen.  The owner of the mini-van was notified by Nashua, New Hampshire Police and she stated that her daughter had the vehicle in the Allentown area.  The daughter reported the mini-van stolen from the Comfort Inn in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh County.

The stolen mini-van was also reported to be involved in an incident a half hour earlier.

Around 5:50am, PSP Hamburg responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 78 westbound at MM 24.1.

An investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford Focus had crashed into the center median barrier while traveling at a high rate of speed and became disabled.

EMS was called and upon arrival they observed two males off-loading contents out of the Focus into a silver mini-van.  After loading all contents into the van, they fled west on I 78 at a high rate of speed. 

Upon arrival of PSP, a registration query indicated that the mini-van was reported stolen out of PSP Bethlehem.