Driver charged in I-99 crash that killed PennDOT worker

The driver in the February crash on Interstate 99 that killed a PennDOT worker has been charged with homicide by vehicle.

Guanglong Hu, 30, of State College, appeared Friday morning before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for his arraignment on charges stemming from the Feb. 17 crash on I-99 in Logan Township where Hu’s car struck and killed 45-year-old Robert E. Gensimore, a PennDOT employee who was placing flares during a snowstorm to alert motorists to an earlier crash in the southbound lanes.

Hu, a Chinese graduate student at Penn State, appeared with an attorney and was released on a unsecured $150,000 bond after his arraignment. Along with the homicide by vehicle charge, Hu also faces misdemeanor charges of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person.