A Kennett Square teen who was speeding and failed to stop for a red light has been charged with vehicular homicide and related offenses for causing the death of an 81-year-old West Chester man, police said.
Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police said Jose Antonio Jaimes was traveling southbound on Route 202 on Nov. 7 at 1:48 p.m. when the crash occurred. Police Harry Ernst was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus sedan and was turning from Stetson Middle School at Skiles Boulevard to go north on Route 202 when Jaimes failed to stop his 2002 GMC Yukon at a red light and struck the driver's side of Ernst's Taurus.
Ernst was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 40-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was transported to Paoli Memorial Hospital with internal injuries, police said. Jaimes was not injured, police said.