New Kensington mother facing trial on vehicular homicide charges |

New Kensington mother facing trial on vehicular homicide charges

Chuck Biedka

ERIE — Charges were held to court against a New Kensington woman accused of driving drunk in a wreck in August that killed her son.

Christa L. Logue, 39, of Seventh Street Extension, is facing trial on charges of vehicular homicide, drunken driving, reckless driving and related charges stemming from a crash about 15 miles south of Erie on Interstate 79 in Franklin Township.

Logue’s son, Joshua Gibson, 14, of Pershing Drive, New Kensington, was killed.

All charges were held to court against Logue at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

The police’s criminal complaint states Logue’s blood-alcohol amount was 0.14 percent. The state’s legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Police said Logue’s 2006 Dodge Caravan was southbound about 3:15 p.m. when it went off the highway on to the median, hit an embankment and rolled.

State police said a search of the vehicle turned up an empty bottle of vodka, two unopened beer bottles and prescription pills.

Joshua would have been in the ninth grade at Valley Middle School this year.

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