The trial continues over a fatal motorcycle accident in Erie, Pennsylvania, involving a drunken driver and the death of a young woman.
On August 30, 2010, Jamie Wilt was riding his motorcycle with his girlfriend, Magen Porter, 24. Heading into an intersection, they collided with an SUV driven by Eugene Metzger, who police later determined was intoxicated on alcohol.
The crash killed Porter instantly from a massive brain injury. An autopsy showed that even had she survived the head injury, her liver was damaged so badly that she would have died within a matter of minutes.
Jurors are now determining if Metzger’s intoxication was to blame for the accident, or if it was excessive speed on the part of the motorcycle. Metzge, who allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.205, faces charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault while DUI, and recklessly endangering another person.
Sgt. Jeffrey Annunziata estimated that the motorcycle was travelling at 23 mph at the time of the crash.
The driver of the motorcycle, Wilt, suffered several broken bones from the accident. He later committed suicide in March at age 26.
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