This sort of thing comes as near infuriating as it gets:
Tabitha L. Foultz (formerly Evelhoch), 21, of Greencastle, was sentenced to serve 3 to 23 months in jail Tuesday for a homicide by vehicle charge stemming from a March 2021 Shippensburg horse-and-buggy crash that claimed the life of a 14-year-old Amish boy.
On Tuesday, Foultz was also sentenced to serve between 72 hours and 6 months for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. She will also serve 6 months’ probation upon her release for possession of a controlled substance.
Foultz pleaded guilty to the three charges in November. As part of the plea deal, numerous other charges such as three other DUI-related charges, aggravated assault, reckless driving and prohibiting text-based communications were dismissed.
How it happened is beyond belief (bold emphasis mine):
On March 3, 2021, Foultz was driving a northbound 2012 Ford Focus behind a horse-and-buggy, being operated by Marcus K. Lantz, 45, of Newburg. Foultz hit the rear of the buggy, and the impact sent Lantz and two boys – ages 6 and 14 – airborne from the buggy and onto U.S. 11, between Newville and Cramer roads.
The two boys were flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center via Life Lion and WellSpan air medical helicopters. The 14-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Toxicology reports later showed that Foultz had amphetamines and marijuana in her system. She previously admitted to police that she had been looking at Snapchat on her cell phone, and had not looked at the road for at least 3 minutes before crashing into the rear of the buggy.
Not sure what in the world was going on here where you could be out in as little as 90 days after killing someone like this. Must have been some plea deal. This person committed homicide, and could be free again by spring.
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