Man Charged With Causing Crash That Killed Woman, Injured 10-Month-Old


UPDATED: Thursday November 15, 2012 11:08 AM

A grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging a man with driving drunk and causing a deadly crash.

Marc Kraft was charged with eight felonies in connection with the Nov. 8 crash.

According into investigators, 45-year-old Kraft's blood-alcohol level was almost triple the legal driving limit when he crashed into a Subaru containing Heidi Hecker, her boyfriend and 10-month-old daughter along U.S. Route 23.

The impact of the crash caused the Subaru to crash into a tow truck.

Before the crash, investigators said that multiple witnesses called in to report a red truck, found to be driven by Kraft, driving erratically. Authorities said that he reached speeds of 80-90 mph before fatally striking the car in which Hecker was riding.

After striking the Subaru, Kraft sideswiped another car. Kraft was taken to a hospital after the crash, where his blood alcohol level was found to be 0.23.

Kraft was charged with one first-degree felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one second-degree felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two second-degree felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault, two third-degree felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault and two fourth-degree counts of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

According to the Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Kraft has not possessed a valid driver's license in more than 20 years. He has five prior drunken-driving convictions out of Pennsylvania.

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