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State Trooper Suspected Of DUI In Deadly Turnpike Accident

Trooper Barry Searfoss, of Coatesville, was off-duty when his pickup truck struck the rear of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car on Friday night. He was later taken into custody and processed for DUI.

This article is being published due to interest from Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch readers.

According to a report by NBC10, a Pennsylvania State Trooper has been placed on restricted duty following his involvement in Friday night's fatal accident along the westbound lanes of the turnpike in Upper Dublin.

The report states that Trooper Barry Searfoss, of Coatesville, was off-duty when his pickup truck struck the rear of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car, which was occupied by 21-year-old Robyn Williams, of North Philadelphia. The impact of the collision caused the Lincoln to burst into flames, and an autopsy would later reveal that Williams died from multiple blunt-force injuries, thermal burns and smoke inhalation, according to an article by Margaret Gibbons on Philly Burbs.

The NBC10 report indicates that Searfoss was given a field sobriety test, and he was later taken into custody where he was processed for DUI before being released. No charges have been filed, but Montgomery County District attorney Risa Ferman confirmed to Philly Burbs that state police and county detectives are conducting an investigation into the crash.

Anyone who may have information regarding the crash is urged to call the King of Prussia barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-279-1605.

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