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Police: Truck driver fled fatal DUI crash on I-83, had suspended CDL

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Mississippi truck driver admitted he drank two or three beers and five double-shot margaritas at a New Jersey restaurant before he caused an 11-vehicle crash that killed three people on Interstate 83 near Harrisburg Friday night, state police said in charging documents.

Jack E. Satterfield III also told police he saw slow-moving traffic ahead of him at the last minute and could not avoid crashing at the Union Deposit Road exit in Lower Paxton Township around 8:30 p.m.

Satterfield, 29, of McComb, is charged with three counts each of homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while DUI, accidents involving death or personal injury, and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.

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