Lower Paxton man charged in fatal DUI crash

John Poyer
John Poyer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI and related charges in a crash that killed a township woman and injured two others last year.

John Matthew Poyer, 38, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe when he crossed the center line Nov. 1 and struck a 2007 Toyota Camry head-on in the 1100 block of Nyes Road, police said.

A backseat passenger in the Toyota, 76-year-old Van Bich Thi Nguyen, was killed instantly.

The driver of the Camry, 47-year-old Quang Minh Dang, and another passenger, 40-year-old Thao Thiphuong Nguyen, were seriously injured.

Poyer was arraigned Wednesday morning and committed to Dauphin County Prison on $75,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled March 6.

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