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Driver sentenced for killing motorist during chase

There are 60 comments on the Evening Sun story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Driver sentenced for killing motorist during chase. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Hanover-area teen accused of killing another driver in a head-on crash while fleeing from police at speeds approaching 100 mph was sentenced to up to six years in state prison Monday.

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taxpayer

Westminster, MD

#1 Sep 20, 2010
What a tragic waste of 2 young men, I pray this young man comes out of prison with a grateful attitude that his punishment will be over and always remember what he did and will strive to be a better man and help others.
jon

Harrisburg, PA

#3 Sep 21, 2010
It is a tragic situation all around.
I can only hope that people that think its worth it to flee from the police read this story and keep in mind when they see the red and blue lights in thier rear view mirror.
Just pull over. Take your ticket, or even your arrest on that warrant. Get caught with that weed. Get the DUI. Give up that stolen property in your back seat or trunk.
But whatever you do, DO NOT flee from the police. Tragic consequences can result.
It is just not worth it to flee.
Brenlou69

Hanover, PA

#6 Sep 21, 2010
Follow the lead of the mother and pray for something good to come from something so tragic.

Let it go, people and move on.
Statement

Shippensburg, PA

#7 Sep 21, 2010
Brenlou69 wrote:
Follow the lead of the mother and pray for something good to come from something so tragic.
Let it go, people and move on.
I agree -- the court of public opinion will never be settled, however it is settled in the eyes of the law.
Mrs. Gilbert sounds like a gracious lady and wonderful loving person.
Glenn

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2010
This case is another example why cops should not chase people! There is other ways to catch people then chase them. The cop went after him for "SPEEDING" and now someone is dead. This is not the movies! The cops are employed to protect us and chasing someone for speeding is not protecting us any more then this teen is a safe driver. Insted of just the teen driving fast, the teen went faster and the cop had to do the same so hows that safe?
PROUD OF HANOVER

Spring Grove, PA

#9 Sep 21, 2010
Linda is an amazing person. She has suffered a horrible loss and endless pain, but yet she has forgiven Zachary, and is trying to go forward.
She is a strong,loving person who feels he received a fair sentence.
Let's stop the negativity, and follow her example of compassion.
THAT is something we can all take from this horrific event
T Ingle

Rockville, MD

#11 Sep 21, 2010
as someone who was at the scene within seconds as it was our yard he should have gotten more time god bless mrs gilbert not sure i would be so forgiving
my2cents

Hanover, PA

#12 Sep 21, 2010
Wow only 3-6 years in prison... So you get in more trouble for a dui then you do for killing someone with a vehicle. This just surprizes me.
God bless Mrs. Gilbert for being so forgiving. I'm not sure I could be.
Bryan J Felix

Carlisle, PA

#13 Sep 21, 2010
Glenn
He broke the law, and was putting others at risk by speeding. The officer did not know that he would run, and I am sure was hoping for a different resolution to the chase. Due to a bad decision on the part of the convicted, a life was lost, which is truly tragic. This officer was trying to prevent that, but sadly the outcome became what it is.
Resident

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Sep 21, 2010
Glenn wrote:
This case is another example why cops should not chase people! There is other ways to catch people then chase them. The cop went after him for "SPEEDING" and now someone is dead. This is not the movies! The cops are employed to protect us and chasing someone for speeding is not protecting us any more then this teen is a safe driver. Insted of just the teen driving fast, the teen went faster and the cop had to do the same so hows that safe?
So if we follow your logic, all we have to do to get out of a ticket is to drive fasta nd try to get away. They shouldn't chase me? They shouldn't try to do their jobs unless I willingly just pull over when I see them? Come on...are you serious?
Rod

Baltimore, MD

#15 Sep 21, 2010
This is just another example of how young adults under their mid-20s, fail to properly assess risk. A portion of their brains are not fully developed and the capability leaves them both vulnerable and a hazard to others.

I do agree that this individual might benefit or at least be better punished by more time in prison.
Bolt from Hell

Mount Laurel, NJ

#16 Sep 21, 2010
Although kids can drive when they are 16, insurance companies don't rate them as adults till they are 25. Same goes for car rental companies. Kind of like the handwriting is on the wall when you allow children to get behind the wheel of 3,000 lbs of metal with a capability of going over 100 mph.
Oh Sure

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#17 Sep 21, 2010
How does the cop know he was doing 100mph in the chase if the cop was'nt chasing him closely? This is the same old story, GUNG-HO go get um Barney Fife kind of chase that these cops love!!That boy would still be alive today if the cop would have gotten the license plate # and backed off sooner! I wonder why these cops need all the high priced gadgets & 2way radio's if they are'nt gonna use them!!!As far as I'm concerned the cop should be repremanded. He'll have to live with this on his mind. He knows what happened, & who is really at fault!!!This is just one of many & these cops need to stop it before more people get killed!! Theres just too much traffic today for these kind of Shenanigans to go on!!!
Who Knows

Bethesda, MD

#18 Sep 21, 2010
Sad ....

What is happening with that wreck last summer in Hanover when that New Oxford was driving at a high rate of speed and hit a tree, killing the passenger and hurting the others pretty bad.

Has anything surfaced with the investigation ?
Resident

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Sep 21, 2010
Who Knows wrote:
What is happening with that wreck last summer in Hanover when that New Oxford was driving at a high rate of speed and hit a tree, killing the passenger and hurting the others pretty bad.
Has anything surfaced with the investigation ?
That driver is on a downhill spiral...and hopefully the law steps in soon because no one else has.
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#20 Sep 21, 2010
"ZACH ATTACK" can shut down his facebook account now. No more chatting and bragging about "me, me, me" on there for a few years!
Get Real

Hanover, PA

#21 Sep 21, 2010
Misfit wrote:
I just don't fit into this world. I just can't understand how this **** kills another human being and only spends three years of his life in jail. Think of the pain this loser has caused and what he has destroyed... the countless hours of parenting his parents put in... this guy would likely have been a wonderful father someday. So much destroyed because of this little ****. This worthless piece of shtt deserves nothing less than a lifetime of daily hard labor followed by evenings of gang raping from his cellmates.
You're right...you don't fit into this world. But with your attitude yout will fit in nicely in the fires of hell.

The mother of the Gilbert son is a class act. We should all follow in her footsteps. Her pain and loss is tremendous but she knows the bitterness of unforgiveness would torture her more. I also suspect that she knows this is what her son would want her to do. God bless her for showing us all how to treat others...even those who have hurt us.
Truth

Baltimore, MD

#24 Sep 21, 2010
Oh Sure wrote:
How does the cop know he was doing 100mph in the chase if the cop was'nt chasing him closely? This is the same old story, GUNG-**** go get um Barney Fife kind of chase that these cops love!!That boy would still be alive today if the cop would have gotten the license plate # and backed off sooner! I wonder why these cops need all the high priced gadgets & 2way radio's if they are'nt gonna use them!!!As far as I'm concerned the cop should be repremanded. He'll have to live with this on his mind. He knows what happened, & who is really at fault!!!This is just one of many & these cops need to stop it before more people get killed!! Theres just too much traffic today for these kind of Shenanigans to go on!!!
This gets the stupid quote of the month award. You have to be the most incompetent ass in the area to suggest that the punk isn't responsible for this killing. You sound like that jagoff bill that blames everyone and everything else for idiot drivers.
Where is justice

Ephrata, PA

#25 Sep 21, 2010
wow...only six years?????
Get Real

Hanover, PA

#26 Sep 21, 2010
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
That driver is on a downhill spiral...and hopefully the law steps in soon because no one else has.
You don't know what you are talking about. This statement is so untrue!!!!!!!!!!

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