Driver sentenced for killing motorist...

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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Bryan J Felix

Carlisle, PA

#52 Sep 21, 2010
Duh wrote:
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Right and if he didn't chase this brat and this kid killed someone anyone, you all would be saying he was too busy eating donuts to bother and should be terminated for that. Obviously you have been in trouble with the law.
So that way he wouldnt stop for someone else. Kind of like playing leap frog...
Bryan J Felix

Carlisle, PA

#53 Sep 21, 2010
Shi$ Replied to the wrong person...
Bryan J Felix

Carlisle, PA

#54 Sep 21, 2010
Duh wrote:
Two, no three questions of WHY still remain unanswered. 1. WHY was this man speeding ? 2 Was he running due to crime? Since he was alone that rules out any peer pressure. 3. Why did the Trooper equally if not more -so endanger many more lives by his reckless actions? Those speeds call for his termination. State Police are no longer trained in high speed driving since the 70's
He got the tag number--He could have simply radioed other agencies to intercept.Too much inflated ego to fill his silly Trooper Cap. I hope he 's walking a beat in ERIE.
So the driver wont stop for another officer, simply because he is ahead. Sounds like leap frog to me.
AsTheWorldTurns

Hanover, PA

#55 Sep 21, 2010
Who Knows wrote:
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 ?
Oh, come on Derek! You know exactly when the accident took place, why act so naive? There was no one killed - a young person's life was lost as a result of injuries sustained.

How about we discuss a program on the hazards of being a D.D. Tax money is used to promote the D.D. programs, but what's out there to protect those who encounter someone that becomes out of control. Who is responsible for the behavior/actions of those who are under the influence?
We Love You Gilby

Bellefonte, PA

#56 Sep 21, 2010
Zach had the past 8 months to say goodbye to his friends and family, Justin didn't.

I pray that Zach thinks of Justin during every second of happiness in his life, and knows that he stole those moments from Justin.

When Zach's family visits him in prison, I hope he thinks of Justin's family visiting him at his grave.

When Zach gets sad thinking about having to celebrate holidays and birthdays in prison, I hope he thinks about all the birthdays and holidays he STOLE from Justin.

Three years, six years, it will never be enough to compare to the LIFETIME that Murderer took from Justin.
hd rider

Hanover, PA

#57 Sep 22, 2010
I hope zach has learned a lesson from this but i think he will still drive license or not when he gets out he was driving around town before without one,and if he is driving stupid and the cops try and stop him is he going to stop or flee again and maybe hurt someone else
jon

Harrisburg, PA

#58 Sep 22, 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!!!
How exactly should the police get the license plate if they aren't going to follow him closely??? Have you ever tried reading a license plate at night? See how close you need to get before you can read it. Now try that at 80-100 MPH. You would HAVE to chase and follow closely to even get the plate. YOur logic is extrememly flawed. Besides the article even SAYS that the Trooper got the plate # and backed off- exactly what you said he should do- THEN the crash occurred... I get so frustrated with this mis-information.
jon

Harrisburg, PA

#59 Sep 22, 2010
Duh wrote:
Two, no three questions of WHY still remain unanswered. 1. WHY was this man speeding ? 2 Was he running due to crime? Since he was alone that rules out any peer pressure. 3. Why did the Trooper equally if not more -so endanger many more lives by his reckless actions? Those speeds call for his termination. State Police are no longer trained in high speed driving since the 70's
He got the tag number--He could have simply radioed other agencies to intercept.Too much inflated ego to fill his silly Trooper Cap. I hope he 's walking a beat in ERIE.
DID YOU READ THE SAME ARTICLE THAT I DID? IT says the Trooper DID back off after radioing in the tag. He did exactly what you suggest and yet you bash him instead of teh criminal.

The criminal continued driving fast and recklessly, and killed someone. HIS FAULT.

You don;t realize a few things:

1) it is very hard to "get the tag" at night. Try it sometime- now imagine that someone is fleeing from you at the time- you need to be VERY close at high speeds to even read the tag.

2) Even if you do get teh tag the car could be borrowed so you won't automatically know who the driver is.

3) Letting someone go only encourages them to flee again the next time and continiue to drive recklessly- endangering the public and eventually resulting in a tragic outcome.
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#60 Sep 22, 2010
Crying at your sentencing ZACH? Why? Remorse or finally realizing your freedom will be taken away for a few years and you won't be calling the shots for a change? Many people aren't buying into your act for a minute.
Resident

Philadelphia, PA

#61 Sep 22, 2010
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>So, if you are a parent of one of this driver's friends, and if you know the driver's family so well, why don't you call them and offer your help instead of posting on this forum?
I have tried...
tierdofbs

Hanover, PA

#62 Sep 22, 2010
Resident wrote:
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I have tried...


It's hard to help when parents believe that their child is better than others, and can do no wrong. Than one day, what happens? They cut school, get hopped up on drugs, drive like an absolute ass, and kill someone! Apparently something's going on with the family, the driver hasn't returned to school this year. Then again, I guess I wouldn't be able to face my peers if my stupidity caused the death of a friend. So sad.
LMAO

Gettysburg, PA

#63 Sep 22, 2010
jon wrote:
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How exactly should the police get the license plate if they aren't going to follow him closely??? Have you ever tried reading a license plate at night? See how close you need to get before you can read it. Now try that at 80-100 MPH. You would HAVE to chase and follow closely to even get the plate. YOur logic is extrememly flawed. Besides the article even SAYS that the Trooper got the plate # and backed off- exactly what you said he should do- THEN the crash occurred... I get so frustrated with this mis-information.
For your info, the state police have cameras mounted on the dash,, & how did he clock him speeding in the first pace by airplane?? Come on These cops live for a high pursuit chase!!!Theirs enough modern technology today & if used could have saved that boys life!!!

Since: Jul 09

Waukegan, IL

#64 Sep 22, 2010
I believe that the car involved in the accident (if you can call this reckless act and accident) was borrowed and not owned by the piece of trash driving it. Tracking down the plate number would have found the owner, not the driver.
Duh

Hanover, PA

#65 Sep 22, 2010
tierdofbs wrote:
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It's hard to help when parents believe that their child is better than others, and can do no wrong. Than one day, what happens? They cut school, get hopped up on drugs, drive like an absolute ass, and kill someone! Apparently something's going on with the family, the driver hasn't returned to school this year. Then again, I guess I wouldn't be able to face my peers if my stupidity caused the death of a friend. So sad.
You speak the truth. Certain people and family members are not taking responsibility for their actions.
AsTheWorldTurns

Hanover, PA

#66 Sep 22, 2010
Duh wrote:
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You speak the truth. Certain people and family members are not taking responsibility for their actions.
And who would that be? Those involved in theft, underage drinking, huffing.... So many who claim they know it all, but only regurgitate the rumors and get tied up in the drama. Folks around Hanover sure do deserve the Drama Queen Crown.
jon

Harrisburg, PA

#67 Sep 23, 2010
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text>For your info, the state police have cameras mounted on the dash,, & how did he clock him speeding in the first pace by airplane?? Come on These cops live for a high pursuit chase!!!Theirs enough modern technology today & if used could have saved that boys life!!!
1) Yes, they do have cameras.

2) Zooming in to get a license plate number is SCIENCE FICTION from tv dramas like "CSI." Go to any police department and ask them if they would be able to zoom in with thier car video cameras and get a license plate. The answer is "No."

3) The Trooper most likely "clocked him in the first place" with RADAR while sitting still. You certainly cant read a license plate at night when you are stationary and a car flys past at 80 MPH perpendicular to you.

You need some lessons in basic physics, science, and technology.

Wake up.
T Ingle

Rockville, MD

#68 Sep 23, 2010
The car he totaled was borrowed. He just got his license back that day. We were talking with him at the scene and he knew exactly what he did.
T Ingle

Rockville, MD

#69 Sep 23, 2010
The owner and his dad came to our yards looking for parts and pieces.
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#70 Sep 23, 2010
Remember he's really really sorry! He cried and everything at his sentencing!! What a "F'n Joke" if he actually thinks people believe he's changed!
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#71 Sep 24, 2010
I had the opportunity to witness KENNEDY's "driving skills" first hand as he passed me on 94N during a separate driving incident. "High speed and reckless driving" was a sport to him and he had the attitude that the road was his and his alone and everyone else get out of his way. It finally caught up with him at the expense of JUSTIN GILBERT's life. Unlike Mrs. GILBERT I won't forgive this POS for his actions and behavior. You now will have to pay the price for your selfish and reckless behavior. Oh and "ZACH ATTACK", there's no crying in vehicular manslaughter!

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