Newport man charged for fatal crash on Route 274

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A Perry County man has been charged in a crash that killed a Millersburg woman on Route 274 near Loysville.

Zachary R. Martin, 40, is charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, and summary traffic offenses, according to state police.

Police say Martin, of Newport, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata that crossed into oncoming traffic June 3 and struck a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 80-year-old Vivian Cooper. Cooper was fatally injured and two of her passengers were seriously injured.

Martin was placed in Perry County Prison on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14.

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