Pennsylvania: Thomas Muir charged with DUI homicide of Charlotte and Miles Hannagan

Thomas Muir charged with DUI deaths of Charlotte and Miles Hannagan in PA 021615A man from Media, Penn., has been charged with the deaths of teenage brother and sister Miles Hannagan and Charlotte Hannagan in a DUI crash when their family vehicle was struck by accused killer Thomas Muir.

Teen siblings killed by DUI Muir in Uwchlan PA 021615 Photo courtesy of NBC10.com

Teen siblings killed by DUI Muir in Uwchlan PA 021615 Photo courtesy of NBC10.com

From Daily Press

UWCHLAN >> Two Downingtown siblings died Saturday in a car crash, and the driver of the other vehicle involved was charged with driving under the influence, according to police.

Charlotte Hannagan, a Downingtown West High School student, and Miles Hannagan, a West Chester University student, died of injuries suffered in the car crash.

The Hannagans were passengers in a minivan. They were traveling with their parents and two other unidentified adult family members. The crash occurred at the intersection of North Ship Road and Route 100, in the Exton ….MORE

From NBC 10:

The parents of two teenagers who were killed after a pickup truck collided with their minivan Saturday continue to recover.

Paul Hannagan of Downingtown, Pennsylvania is currently in good condition while his wife Margrete Hannagan is in serious condition, according to hospital officials.

The couples’ two children, Charlotte Hannagan, 18, and Miles Hannagan, 19, were both killed in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck, Thomas Muir, 25, of Media, Pennsylvania, was charged with DUI.

Muir was driving a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck northbound on Route 100 in Uwchlan Township Saturday around 6:55 p.m.

Several witnesses told police they spotted Muir driving erratically and at a high rate of speed swerving and making unsafe passing movements moments before the crash. They also said his truck struck the minivan from the rear at a high speed, causing the accident.

Muir was not injured in the crash. Police observed he smelled like alcohol, according to officials. Muir allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Chester County Hospital where his blood alcohol level was checked. Read more:

Downington Area School District: We learned on Sunday morning that one of our students, Charlotte Hannagan, a DHS West junior, and her brother Miles, died from injuries suffered in a car accident on Saturday evening. Words cannot express the sadness that our school community is feeling at this time. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Hannagan friends and family who are dealing with this horrific tragedy. DHS West will have grief counselors and support available for any student needing assistance in the days ahead.

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