- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - The driver of a pickup truck that crashed in the Poconos Mountains last fall, killing three hunting buddies, has been charged with homicide for driving drunk.

Police say 50-year-old Thomas Howey Jr., of Palmer Township, lost control of his Ford F-150 on a curve in Pike County on Nov. 29 and struck a tree.

Court records show he had a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.10.

Howey was arraigned Wednesday and sent to Pike County Prison.

The dead men are 46-year-old Barry Foose, of Easton; 58-year-old Timothy Gerhard, of Plainfield Township; and 38-year-old Eric Dunbar, of Roseto. All were from Northampton County.

Police say the friends were traveling to a hunting cabin on the day before firearms season opened for white-tailed deer.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Howey.

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