Driver who killed motorcyclist sentenced


By Ashley Bunton - [email protected]



Hammons failed to see the motorcycle as she turned into the Dollar General store on Columbus Avenue last August.


A 53-year-old Hillsboro woman was sentenced Monday to probation on a charge of vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the second degree, after she struck and killed a motorcyclist last year.

Pamela L. Hammons was driving her Chevrolet Impala along Columbus Avenue in Washington C.H. Aug. 27, 2015. According to the Washington C.H. Police, Hammons took a left turn into the Dollar General store in front of an oncoming Harley-Davidson driven by 47-year-old Gary West Jr.

A family member of West spoke during court, saying that the family understands that West’s death was an accident and asked Steven Beathard, Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Judge, to give Hammons community service instead of jail.

A 90-day jail sentence was suspended. Hammons, who plead guilty July 18 to the charge, was placed under house arrest for 30 days and received a two-year license suspension. She was ordered to one year of supervision by the Adult Probation Office and to pay the costs of prosecution.

Hammons failed to see the motorcycle as she turned into the Dollar General store on Columbus Avenue last August.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_AccidentPhotoOfMotorcycle.jpgHammons failed to see the motorcycle as she turned into the Dollar General store on Columbus Avenue last August.

By Ashley Bunton

[email protected]

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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