Man facing homicide by vehicle, DUI charges

A Madera man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.

Gregory Allen Millinder Jr., 32, was arraigned Friday at Clearfield County District Judge James Hawkins’s office. He posted $100,000 bail, according to court records.

Millinder is also facing related charges of homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, DUI, involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.

Police report that Millinder was traveling south on state Route 53 in Woodward Township, Clearfield County, on July 2 when his 2012 Jeep Wrangler crossed the double lines into the northbound lane and struck a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette went a short distance before stopping. Two people in this vehicle reportedly suffered minor injuries.

The Jeep then continued to travel in the wrong lane where it struck a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air head on, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Mary Terese Caprio, who was a passenger in the Bel Air, was pronounced dead at the scene. Gary Kenneth Stover, the driver, suffered serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to a hospital for treatment, police said. Millinder’s 8-year-old daughter who was in the back seat of his vehicle was not injured.

Because Millinder was reportedly showing signs of impairment, he was taken to the police station to be evaluated by a drug recognition expert who determined Millinder was intoxicated.

A blood test showed Millinder was under the influence of amphetamine, methamphetamine and clonazepam, according to the report.

Michael Morris, Clearfield County coroner, reported Caprio’s death was the result of blunt force trauma to the chest. Millinder’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.