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Driver Charged In Fatal North Versailles Crash

By David Highfield
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NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — Charges have been filed against a driver after a fatal crash in North Versailles.

Ezekwesiri Arukwe, 42, is facing charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.

Police say Arukwe, from Dallas, Texas, ran a red light on Route 48 Tuesday morning and crashed head-on into a box truck driven by 55-year-old Kenneth Feldman of Plum. Feldman died instantly.

A witness cited in police paperwork says they saw the flatbed driven by Arukwe before the crash and felt “unsafe” being near him. The witness claims on the curve above the accident scene, Arukwe’s vehicle went at least four feet into oncoming traffic, forcing a driver off the road.

The witness claims it appeared that Arukwe never tried to stop or even slow down for the red light.

Arukwe told investigators he had a green light and hit the box truck because he swerved to miss a tractor trailer rig which was sideswiped in the crash.

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