Hastings Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Homicide by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence

CLEARFIELD – A Hastings woman was sentenced to state prison on Thursday for homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.

Kimberly Adams was sentenced before Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry to a minimum of three years to a maximum of six years in state prison.

According to court records, police responded to Rose Street in Irvona Borough for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Once on scene police identified the vehicle, which was resting across the center double yellow line as Adams’. Emergency personnel were already on-scene tending to Adams and her deceased passenger.

Adams and another passenger were flown to Altoona for medical treatment.

The investigating officer noticed two empty Budweiser beer cans on the driver’s side floor and one Miller Lite beer on the passenger’s side floor.

A witness told police that he witnessed Adams’ vehicle swerving on the roadway and riding up on the curb of the north side of the roadway. The witness also stated that he believed Adams’ vehicle to be traveling at a high rate of speed. The man said he saw Adams’ vehicle strike the rear of a parked tractor trailer. The man related that he did not see Adams’ vehicle attempt to break or take any form of evasive action.

The investigating officer noted in his report that he saw the front bumper to Adams’ vehicle located underneath the rear of the tractor trailer, as well as a headlight, glass and engine fluid from her vehicle.

Another witness related that she saw Adams’ vehicle almost strike another vehicle near Choo Choo’s Pizza. This witness also said that the Adams vehicle appeared not to take any evasive action upon reaching the parked tractor trailer.

Medical records in the police report list two possible blood test results. One lists Adams’ blood alcohol content, plasma EtOH as being .185 and her whole blood EtOH as .148 to .176.

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