A 53-year-old Hillsboro woman was sentenced Monday to probation on a charge of vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the second degree, after she struck and killed a motorcyclist last year.
Pamela L. Hammons was driving her Chevrolet Impala along Columbus Avenue in Washington C.H. on Aug. 27, 2015. According to the Washington C.H. PoliceDepartment, Hammons took a left turn into the Dollar General store in front of an oncoming Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by 47-year-old Gary West Jr.
A family member of West spoke during court, saying that the family understands that West’s death was an accident and asked Steven Beathard, Fayette County Court of Common Pleas judge, to give Hammons community service instead of jail.
A 90-day jail sentence was suspended. Hammons, who plead guilty on July 18 to the charge, was placed under house arrest for 30 days and received a two-year license suspension. She was ordered to one year of supervision by the Adult Probation Office and to pay the costs of prosecution.
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