Trucker High On Crack Found Guilty In Fatal Crash

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)


Orlando Luke

A truck driver has been convicted of aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide for driving his tractor-trailer at a high rate of speed with crack cocaine in his system, running a red light and killing a Summerfield woman in 2016.

A St. Clair County jury on Thursday found the driver guilty of charges stemming from the crash on U.S. 50 near O’Fallon, which claimed the life of a 67-year-old woman.

Orlando V. Luke, of Augusta, Ga., was driving a tractor-trailer on U.S. 50 east of O’Fallon when he and his female passenger got into an argument. She jumped out of the moving truck.

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