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Man charged in fatal crash in Chanceford Twp.
State Police allege an Airville man was driving drunk when he caused a two-vehicle crash that killed a Brogue woman Monday night in Chanceford Township.
Jarrod Ryan Miller, 35, of 892 Muddy Creek Forks Road, is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person and DUI, according to charging documents.
On Monday, at around 8 p.m., police responded to a crash on Delta Road, where Miller's Honda Civic had struck a 2013 Toyota Sienna, killing the passenger, 70-year-old Sandra Howard, documents state.
Witnesses driving in front of and behind Howard said Miller swerved into the southbound lane as he was driving northbound, and struck an embankment, nearly flipping over, and came down on Howard's van, according to documents. One witness told police when Miller came out of the vehicle, he seemed confused and told her he "only had a vodka and OJ," documents state.
Howard's husband James Howard told police he pulled over to the shoulder to avoid a crash, but he saw the passenger side of Miller's vehicle coming at him and hit his car, according to documents. He said he immediately knew his wife had died.
Miller was the only one in the vehicle, according to police.
Police say while on the scene, Miller did some field sobriety tests, where he showed signs of impairment. During the test, Miller told police he had six shots before the crash and he did not know what his car had hit, documents state.
Miller agreed to a blood test, according to documents. Police say when speaking with Miller, an odor of alcohol was emanating from his breath. His speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot, according to police. He also told police they wouldn't find any weed or meth in his blood because all he takes are his prescriptions, documents state.
Police say Miller told them he had three shots before having his blood drawn. After his blood was drawn, documents state Miller admitted he should not have driven because he had six shots. Police say he did not remember hitting anyone.
The York County Coroner's Office said Howard died of multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death accidental.
Miller remains in York County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at email@example.com