A 20-year-old Montgomery County woman whose car crashed into a work crew, killing one man and injuring another, in September has been charged with homicide by vehicle, prosecutors said Friday.
Luciana Stock of Souderton was driving to work shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 and had reached below her radio for her cigarettes when her 2000 Oldsmobile Alero plowed into a Franconia Township crew that had been painting roadway markings on the 300 block of West Broad Street, prosecutors said.
The car hit David Smith, 53, and Jeffrey Moyer, 46. Smith was transported to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, where he was pronounced dead. Moyer, who was critically injured, was flown to Temple University Hospital.
Stock was arraigned last week before District Judge Philip J. Daly, who set unsecured bail at $75,000. Stock was released on her own recognizance. Her preliminary hearing was set for Thursday.
Stock told a detective that she was late for her job in Hatfield and "felt rushed," according to the affidavit of probable cause.
As she was driving, "she reached down for her cigarettes, which were underneath her radio, and when she looked up two people were on her windshield," according to the affidavit. Stock's car ran over a traffic cone before hitting the men.
Investigators determined that she was driving 39 mph when she crashed. The posted speed limit was 35.
She was charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, and careless driving.