August trial set in Pa. vehicular homicide case

February 27, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A two-day trial has been scheduled in the case of a woman charged with vehicular homicide in the July 2010 crash that killed a Waynesboro, Pa., teenager.

Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh scheduled Aug. 9 and 10 as trial dates for Mary E. Bonebrake after an evidentiary hearing Monday afternoon.

Bonebrake, 54, of Mont Alto, Pa., is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, DUI and three summary offenses.

Angalena K. Robinson, 16, was killed in the July 29 crash near the intersection of Mentzer Gap and Tomstown roads in Quincy Township, Pa.

Dr. Paul Orange of Fayetteville, Pa., testified Monday about Bonebrake’s medical records from his family medical practice. He said that on the day of the crash, his staff gave the woman an injection of Phenergan for nausea associated with a persistent migraine.

Bonebrake had a driver with her at the appointment and knew from previous injections she was not supposed to drive after receiving the shot, Orange testified.

“They know from me not to drive,” he said.

Orange had written Bonebrake a prescription for generic Fioricet and given her samples of Lipitor that same week. Fioricet is a combination acetaminophen and butalbital prescribed for her migraines.

Defense attorney Wayne Bradburn of State College, Pa., questioned whether Orange was aware of other prescription medications being taken by Bonebrake.

“She didn’t give me any names, no,” Orange said.

He said Bonebrake was also under the care of Hagerstown’s Brook Lane, a mental-health service provider.

Assistant District Attorney David Rahauser said he wants to consult with a medical doctor to review toxicology reports and the effects of the Phenergan.

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