A Pottstown teen was arrested on Thursday for allegedly killing a a jogger earlier this month after running her over with his car.
Justin Matthew Jackson, 18, was charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other charges, according to a press release from Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
The charges stem from an incident on March 4, when Jackson was allegedly driving while texting and drove his car into the opposite lane, the press release says. His car struck Merinda Thompson, 40, of Royersford, who was jogging, the press release says, and her body was "catapulted" into a nearby parking lot. Jackson continued driving in the wrong lane until striking a utility pole. He was taken to Paoli Hospital and treated for minor injuries; Thompson was killed.