Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty says a Clymer man was sentenced on Friday to a term of four to ten years in state prison for homicide by vehicle while DUI and driving under the influence.
24-year-old Jeffrey Fulmer was at the wheel of a car that crashed into the rear of a pickup truck on Route 286 near Commodore last January, sending that truck into a guardrail and ejecting its driver, 67-year-old Carl Wissinger. Flown from the scene to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Wissinger died there eight days later from multiple internal injuries.
Fulner’s blood-alcohol content was .147 percent, approaching twice the legal limit, and he also tested positive for a cocaine derivative that is produced when the body begins to degrade the drug. He suffered minor injuries and his female passenger, Harley Lowmaster of Morrisdale, suffered moderate injuries. They originally told police Lowmaster was driving but both later admitted that Fulmer was driving.
Fulmer was also ordered to pay $1,500 in fines plus $850 in costs.