Police: Driver in fatal midstate crash was watching the Steelers

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 7, 2018 2:34 AM

(Carlisle) -- State police say a truck driver was watching a football game instead of the road when he struck and killed a motorcyclist on a midstate highway.

Troopers have charged the 34-year-old driver, Kevin Souriyavong, with felony homicide by vehicle and other offenses in connection with the death of 56-year-old John Baum.

Court records show he was watching a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs in October when his truck hit the back of Baum's motorcycle on Interstate 81 near Carlisle.

Baum died at the scene, and his sister, who was riding passenger, is still recovering from her injuries.

Records show the truck driver told police he was distracted at the time of the crash, but he blamed it on construction instead of the NFL game.

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