High School Grad Charged in Crash That Killed Teen

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk for allegedly causing a crash two days after his high school graduation that killed a female college student.

Ethan Kenney, who turned 19 last week, faces a preliminary hearing Friday on 13 total counts stemming from the June 9 crash that killed 19-year-old Catherine Healy. Healy was a 2011 graduate of Connellsville Area High School, from which Kenney graduated last year. Healy was attending Penn State-Behrend and was the only passenger when Kenney's pickup crashed about 4 a.m.

Kenney's attorney, Samuel Davis, called the crash “a terrible tragedy” and Healy's death the most significant part of the case. Still, he's hoping the charge of vehicular homicide while driving drunk can be dismissed because it carries a mandatory three- to -six-year prison sentence for the Dunbar Township resident.

Kenney is due in court next week, according to online records.

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