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