- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man should be held criminally responsible for the deaths of his mother, another woman and her teenage son in a traffic accident two years ago.

The defense contends that 34-year-old John Edward Mayer of Slatington had a seizure before the February 2013 crash in Whitehall Township. He’s charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.

The (Allentown) Morning Call (https://bit.ly/1Io1goH ) reports that prosecutors argued Friday that Mayer should be held responsible for not having taken his medication that morning, ignoring the possibility that he might have a seizure.

Authorities say Mayer’s pickup truck was going 86 mph in a 30 mph construction zone when he ran a red light and hit a sedan, killing 16-year-old George Gonzalez, 42-year-old Sharon Gonzalez and later Virginia Mayer.

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Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com


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