A truck driver from New York City, accused of killing a Sellersville man early this year by causing a collision on Route 309 in Hatfield Township, is heading for trial in Montgomery County Court.
A judge has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the most serious charges. 42-year-old Ernest Cohens (pictured here) of the Bronx is charged with homicide by vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and numerous motor vehicle violations, including driving while his license was suspended. It has been suspended a total of 22 times. Court documents say the collision occurred at about 6:00am on February 3 while he was trying to make a u-turn with his tractor-trailer across all travel lanes on Route 309 at Sterling Drive. His truck collided with a motorcycle driven by 55-year-old Terry Kriebel of Sellersville, who was killed. The trailer was blocking his lane of travel when he ran into it, unable to stop.