A former Lincoln University student has been found guilty of multiple charges stemming from a November 2011 crash near the southeastern Pennsylvania campus that killed one friend and seriously injured another.
The Chester County judge's verdict on Wednesday means that 23-year-old Phillip Tomsic will likely go to prison for at least three years.
The Daily Local News said Tomsic was convicted of charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault while DUI, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors said Tomsic hit a tree while traveling more than 80 miles an hour. His friend Anthony Washington was killed instantly and friend Kadeem Fulmore lost his right foot and his left leg and suffered brain injury and severe burns. He is still hospitalized.
“This type of case is an example to everyone of the dangers of drinking and driving,” District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza told the paper. “Not only could you harm someone you don’t know, but you can harm someone you have known for years. It shows the ultimate consequences of drinking and driving, and is why everyone takes drinking and driving so seriously in this county.
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