Fatal Hit and Run Crash Goes to Trial

download (98)A Lansdale man is currently on trial, accused of fleeing the scene of a DUI crash in 2013, leaving his friend to die alone on a rural Montgomery County road.

Sean Sperl, who was 21 at the time of the crash, had been at a Phillies game in April, 2013, drinking all day when he crashed his car into a telephone police on Ridge Road at around midnight. The crash left his backseat passenger, Ryan Petrille 21, dead. Sperl and another passenger fled the scene of the fatal accident.

The other passenger called his father, went home and contacted police while Sperl woke up in a shed near the crash scene several hours later. After regaining consciousness, Sperl had the homeowner call the authorities.

Even after hours following the crash, Sperl had a blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Legal counsel for Sperl argue that the authorities jumped to a conclusion and did not do an adequate investigation, rushing to the conclusion that Sperl had been driving at the time of the accident.

The defense further asserts that since there was no forensic evidence that confirmed Sperl was the driver, the other person who was in the vehicle at the time of the fatal crash could have been the one who was behind the wheel.

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