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April 23, 2012

Driver who hit Penns Creek man who later died may face more charges

MIDDLEBURG — The death of Penns Creek historian and retired school teacher G. William “Bill” Inch Sunday following a motor vehicle accident last month has prompted Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch to reexamine the case against the driver.

Catherine J. Meiser, 65, of Middleburg, was at the wheel of a 2008 Ford F-150 when she lost control on a curve on Route 104 in Penns Creek and struck Inch, 70, as he worked in his yard just before 3 p.m. on March 28.

Meiser was cited for careless driving causing unintentional serious bodily injury and paid a $250 fine plus $101 in costs.

Early Sunday morning, Inch died at Geisinger Medical Center and his obituary cited the March 28 accident.

Piecuch confirmed Monday that he’s reviewing the case due to Inch’s death.

“There’s been a change in circumstances,” he said, declining to comment further.

According to the Pennsylvania crimes code, a charge of careless driving causing unintentional death carries a $500 fine.

 

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