Police Say Driver in Fatal Crash Had a Seizure Disorder

By Zemba, Liz | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 27, 2006 | Go to article overview

Police Say Driver in Fatal Crash Had a Seizure Disorder


Zemba, Liz, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


An Allegheny County man whose tri-axle truck crashed into a passenger car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing a Charleroi man, suffered from a seizure disorder and should not have been issued a commercial driver's license, according to state police at New Stanton.

Randall D. Kildow, 51, of 1919 Scenery Drive, Elizabeth, has been charged with homicide by vehicle, tampering with public records, unlawful activities, requirement for commercial driver's license and four motor vehicle violations in connection with the March 16, 2005, accident.

William G. Nelan, 58, died in the fiery crash.

Police said Kildow was traveling east at milepost 71.9 in Hempfield Township when he turned sharply to the left without signaling, striking a tractor-trailer truck. Kildow's truck spun counterclockwise and crashed through the center concrete barrier, striking Nelan's westbound 2003 Buick LeSabre.

Nelan's car skidded 100 feet and was pinned against a northern guide rail of the westbound lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an affidavit of probable cause, police allege Kildow acknowledged he had been prescribed Dilantin, an antiseizure medication. …

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