An 18-year-old, who’s already dealing with costs within the York Metropolis capturing demise of Whispering Wind Bear Spirit, was charged Tuesday in a DUI hit-and-run crash that killed an Amish buggy driver in Lancaster County.
Phillip Cornelius Sullivan II, of Lititz in Lancaster, is charged with felonies of murder by automobile whereas DUI, murder by automobile and accident involving demise. He additionally faces a misdemeanor DUI and three site visitors infractions.
Sullivan surrendered Wednesday and was arraigned earlier than District Decide Jonathan W. Heisse, based on an East Earl Township Police information launch. He is in Lancaster County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, based on court docket data.
Sullivan was DUI and touring too quick for the 45 mph velocity restrict when his 2009 Lexus ES 350 struck Andrew J. Stoltzfus, who was working a horse cart, based on the legal criticism.
East Earl Township and New Holland police responded about 2:45 a.m. July 5 within the 5700 block of Division Freeway for a hit-and-run crash involving a horse and cart, based on police.
The crash killed Stoltzfus, 18, of the 900 block of Nice View Highway in Honey Brook Township, Chester County, and the horse, police mentioned. Stoltzfus, who was a member of the Previous Order Amish Church, died two days later from his accidents at Lancaster Normal Hospital, based on obituary data.
Sullivan fled however was stopped by police within the 1200 block of Foremost Avenue after 911 acquired a report about 3:25 a.m. of a reckless driver, based on court docket paperwork.
The caller instructed police he was following the automobile, which matched the outline of the hit-and-run automobile and likewise had heavy front- finish injury, police mentioned.
Sullivan when stopped allegedly instructed police “his automobile was broken in a ‘hit-and-run’ a few miles down the street,” court docket paperwork say. He “reeked of booze” and was visibly intoxicated, police mentioned.
Sullivan can be amongst six individuals charged in a Might botched marijuana theft that ended within the capturing demise of 41-year-old Whispering Wind Bear Spirit — beforehand named Jennifer Jean Makos.
Spirit was fatally shot Might 3 inside a York Metropolis residence at the 300 block of Smyser Avenue, based on police. Sullivan will stand trial on felony costs of theft, housebreaking and conspiracy to commit each offenses.
A pretrial convention is scheduled Aug. 9 earlier than Decide Craig T. Trebilcock.