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April 23, 2012

DA reopens case in light of Inch's death

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

“There’s been a change in circumstances,” Piecuch said, referring to Inch’s death three weeks after he was struck by a car on March 28.

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.

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

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

Piecuch confirmed Monday that he’s reviewing the case in light of Inch’s death, but he declined further comment.

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

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