A Fairless Hills driver impaired by drugs caused an April 13 crash in Thornbury Township, Chester County, that killed a Phoenixville man, police said today.
After a nine-week investigation, police concluded that Thomas Patrick Brandon, 46, was traveling at least 56 m.p.h. when his Isuzu truck slammed into a car driven by Daniel Ortiz Lopez, 31, who was stopped at a red light on Route 202, Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police said.
Lopez's car, which was pushed forward into a third vehicle, burst into flames. Blood tests showed Brandon was under the influence of marijuana, police said. He was charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses.