Guilty verdict after crash kills 3
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - December 8, 2010 (WPVI) -- A tractor trailer driver was found guilty in a crash that killed 3 in New Jersey.
42-year-old Sheraz Kahn of Long Island left court after being found guilty of three counts of vehicular homicide.
At the conclusion of a bench trial, Judge Samuel Natal ruled that in September 2008 Kahn recklessly and carelessly drove his tractor trailer on I-295 in Cherry Hill. Kahn veered across the northbound lanes and the grassy median before crashing into two vehicles traveling south. Killed were Lawrence Wright of Texas, Renee Lesenko and Juma Rajab of Philadelphia. The victims' families left the courthouse and reserved comment for sentencing day.
Sheraz Kahn was found to have marijuana and steroid pills in his possession at the time of the accident, however the judge in his 54-page decision found Kahn not guilty of driving under the influence or while intoxicated.
Sentencing for Sheraz Kahn is set for Feb. 11TH. He could get 10 years for each death and he will have to serve 85 percent of the sentence before he's eligible for parole.
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