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NORRISTOWN — An off-duty state trooper is slated for formal arraignment next month in county court in suburban Philadelphia in a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The (Pottstown) Mercury said 41-year-old Barry Searfoss of Coatesville was slated for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Montgomery County but waived the proceedings on Monday.

He is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, careless and reckless driving and other counts in the May 18 crash in Plymouth Meeting that killed 21-year-old Robin Williams of Philadelphia, whose vehicle had slowed down due to mechanical problems.

Searfoss, an 11-year veteran of the state police force, has been suspended without pay.

His attorney earlier called Williams' death a tragedy and said the fact wasn't lost on his client.

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