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Homicide by Vehicle Charges
11/2/2017
 
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A Somerset County man was charged Thursday with DUI and homicide by vehicle in connection with a fatal single vehicle crash that killed his friend in January. According to a criminal complaint Derrick Keefer admitted he had been drinking before getting behind the wheel of a pickup truck and later crashing along Scullton Road in Rockwood. Police said Keefer drove off the roadway, went over an embankment and struck two trees. Police said Keefer was ejected from the vehicle and his passenger Nathan Ohler was killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said there were beer cans beside the pickup truck and that EMS officials could smell alcohol on Keefer while trying to help him.
  
 
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