CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hancock, Md., man charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the death of his wife last year in a traffic accident in Warren Township waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.
Steven Lawrence Huff, 46, of 13822 Vantz St., also was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child in the Aug. 6, 2005, accident in which Michelle D. Huff, 39, was killed. His mandatory arraignment in the Court of Common Pleas is scheduled for Sept. 6, according to court records.
Police did not file charges against Huff until May 26, court records stated. Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said the state police accident reconstruction report was not received until March.
Steven Huff told police he was driving a 1988 Ford pickup south in the 9000 block of Little Cove Road at 6:50 p.m. when a deer ran in front of the pickup, according to the affidavit of probable cause. He told police he swerved to avoid the deer, lost control and struck a tree.