CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A Hagerstown man convicted of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in a 2005 accident was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to three to six years in state prison.
Gameliel Eugenio Escobar-Mendez, 26, formerly of 521 W. Washington St., pleaded guilty May 14 to the charge, which carries a three-year mandatory minimum sentence. Judge John Walker gave him time served in Franklin County Prison from the date of the accident on Sept. 30, 2005, to Wednesday, a total of 19 months and three weeks.
Chambersburg police charged Escobar-Mendez in the death of his passenger, Manuel Gonzales, age unavailable, of Rosedale, Md. Police said Escobar-Mendez was driving a 1995 Chrysler LHS at high speed in the 600 block of Philadelphia Ave. when it struck a parked moving van.
The affidavit of probable cause stated that the car spun across the road after hitting the truck.