Speed, Alcohol Cited In Crash That Killed 3 DeSales University Students
The 23-year-old driver had blood alcohol levels almost twice the legal limit in an accident in March that killed three people, including himself.
Nicholas White was driving a Dodge Charger at a speed “too fast for conditions” southbound on Lanark Road when he got off the road and crashed at around 8:35 p.m. on March 6, Upper Saucon police said.
The passenger-side tires went to the right side of the road and into the grass, but White over-corrected and steered the vehicle to the left, police said.
White’s vehicle was traveling north and south in the lanes before hitting a large tree at the 1 o’clock position before hitting a second tree about 10 feet away, authorities said.
Nick White, Emily Kattner and Sean
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The vehicle came to rest and went up in flames.
White was pronounced dead at the scene, along with co-driver Sean Hanczaryk and co-driver Emily Kattner.
Brandon DiChiaccio, who sat on the passenger side, was freed and taken to a local hospital, police said.
White worked for a local television station who remembered him as a hard worker and a pleasure to be around.
We are so sad about the death of our colleague Nick White, one of three victims of a tragic accident on Saturday. Nick is a hard worker and a pleasure to be here. He will be part of our SEN team forever. Our hearts go out to his family and the family @DSU_Baseball @ DSUBulldogs.❤️ pic.twitter.com/QSsgJBFMRo
– Service Electric Network (@SENetworkTV) March 8, 2021
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