An 85-year-old Chester County woman has been charged with insurance fraud after her son allegedly caused a fatal accident while driving her pickup truck, police said Wednesday.
Louise Landis registered and insured a Dodge Ram in her name and permitted her son, who had a poor driving record, to drive it, police said.
The mother allegedly never drove the truck, though she claimed in insurance papers to be the sole driver. Her son, Robert, 50, was listed as an "excluded driver" on her policy, police said.
He is in jail awaiting trial on homicide charges in connection with the April crash in Westtown Township in which motorcyclist Liam Crowley, 24, of Chesterbrook, was killed.