Ambulance driver sentenced after pleading guilty to charge stemming from death of woman

Joseph Fancher, charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, pleaded in the death of Sarah Allen.
Joseph Fancher, charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, pleaded in the death of Sarah Allen.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man pleaded guilty earlier this week to a charge involving a 2011 crash that left a 19-year-old woman dead.

Joseph Fancher, charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, pleaded in the death of Sarah Allen.

Fancher worked for Ameri-tech of North Carolina, the company that he was driving an ambulance for when highway patrol officials say he ran a red light and caused the crash involving Allen.

Fancher was sentenced to a 45 days in jail and 36 months of supervised probation.

Additionally, he was ordered to surrender his license for a year and can't operate an emergency vehicle for three years.

The offense was Fancher's first while on the job, but he has the following 10 other citations to his name:

  • 4 speeding tickets - 2 for 20 miles above the posted limit
  • 3 driving without insurance - all dismissed by DA's office
  • 1 failure to wear a seatbelt
  • 1 driving without a license - dismissed
  • 1 driving with suspended tags - dismissed
  • 1 driving with expired – dismissed

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