Police have charged a Delaware County woman with vehicular homicide and drunk driving after she drove her car into a stopped tractor-trailer last summer, killing her passenger.
Nichole Labelle, 23, of Secane, also was charged with involuntary manslaughter and related offenses, according to court records. She was jailed on $350,000 bail and faces an Aug. 14 preliminary hearing.
Labelle was driving west on Enterprise Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia at 4:15 p.m. on July 15, 2012, when her car drifted onto the shoulder and hit a stopped tractor trailer, said Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman.
Passenger George Kaminski, 21, of West Grove, suffered severe head and body trauma and died two days later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, O'Brien said.
“George was a vibrant, talented, fun-loving young man,” his family wrote on a website raising money for his funeral. “His dashing personality and clever wit will truly be missed. Although this is an unbelievable loss for his family, they have found some peace in this tragic accident. George was able to save the lives of three people by donating his organs. Now George will live on in the hearts of his loved ones, as well as the people he was able to save.”