Man Heading to Trial for 2010 Fatal Wreck
SAYLORSBURG — A man from New Jersey is heading to trial on charges he killed a 21-year-old from Scranton in a car wreck two years ago.
That man is heading to trial, while relatives of the victim continue to make sure their loved one’s memory is kept alive.
Jaswinder Singh told reporters “no comment” as he was leaving court after giving up his right to a preliminary hearing in the death of Paul Miller from Scranton.
According to police, in July 2010, Singh lost control of his tractor-trailer on Route 33 South, crossed the median and hit the car Miller was driving near Saylorsburg.
Miller died at the scene.
Since the crash, the assistant district attorney on the case says they’ve been investigating with help from the Miller family.
“The dynamics of this collision were very complicated. We had a number of different pieces of evidence. A key part of any investigation is the accident reconstruction,” said Monroe County A.D.A. Don Leeth.
Leeth says the reconstruction was very challenging as well and had to call on many federal agencies to help.
A memorial marks near where Miller was killed about two years ago, just off Route 33 north. The family has not only created the memorial, but also a Facebook page to keep Miller’s memory alive.
The Facebook page is a tribute to Miller and has several postings from his mother.
Some of those postings say, “Miss you so much Paul”, “RIP Paul Miller, Miss you everyday”, “I love you Paul Miller”.
“This is a tragic incident and as all families do, they’re trying to put the pieces back together two years later. And I know Ms. Miller has been very active in seeking reform as far as highway safety,” said Leeth.
Jaswinder Singh is out on bail.
He is facing several charges, including homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and speeding.
A trial date has not been set.