Toronto man charged with killing Lyft passenger in Bensalem DUI crash

Authorities say Sean Learn failed two field sobriety tests.

Dan Wing
May 09, 2018 - 7:38 am
Sean Learn

Bucks County District Attorney's Office

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BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Canadian man has been arraigned in connection to a fatal DUI crash in Bensalem in late April.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office says 48-year-old Sean Learn of Toronto surrendered Tuesday on charges of homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, and aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. 

The DA's office is charging Learn in connection to a crash on Richlieu Road on April 28. Learn's truck hit a guardrail before crossing into oncoming traffic and striking a sedan being operated by a Lyft driver who was transporting Neil Weiner, 57, and his wife Audrey Shapiro, 55, of Holland, Pa. Weiner died on May 1 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Shapiro remains hospitalized. .

The driver, identified as Daniel Weingart, suffered only minor injuries.

Authorities say Learn failed two field sobriety tests, and had more than double the legal limit of alcohol in his system according to a breathalyzer test. 

An affidavit quotes him as saying, “It was my fault. I crossed the line.”

Bail was set at $300,000. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 16.