A Lancaster County man is facing trial on charges including vehicular homicide for allegedly causing a crash that killed a Lower Windsor Township woman and badly injured her husband 13 months ago.
David Robert Overly, 29, of 10 S. Decatur St. in Strasburg, is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, three counts of reckless endangerment, driving at an unsafe speed, failing to stop at a stop sign and careless driving.
Killed in the June 5, 2013, crash was 64-year-old Darlene Gable of Keller Road, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley.
Her husband, 72-year-old Victor Gable, suffered serious injuries in the crash, including broken bones and major internal injuries, according to charging documents filed by York Area Regional Police.
The allegations: Those documents state Overly was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound on Freysville Road in Windsor Township about 5:20 p.m. when he ran the stop sign at the intersection of East Prospect Road.
The Gables' Toyota Tacoma pickup was eastbound on East Prospect Road when Overly's Silverado crashed into the side of it, police said.
In addition to missing the stop sign, Overly also apparently failed to notice a "stop ahead" warning sign posted 454 feet from the intersection, documents state.
A crash reconstruction determined Overly should have seen the stop sign at the intersection from 191 feet away, according to documents, which state that at the time of the crash it was dry and sunny.
The posted speed limit on that portion of Freysville Road is 40 mph, and Overly was going 45 mph, police said.
Passenger yelled: One of his passengers yelled out a warning to him, which caused Overly to hit the brakes 1.5 seconds prior to the crash, reducing his speed to between 33 mph and 42 mph at the time of impact, documents allege.
Overly, who suffered minor injuries, had three Amish passengers in his truck — David Beiler, Amos Stolfuss and Jacob Stolfuss, all of Lancaster County. All three escaped injury, police have said.
Overly's three reckless endangerment counts were filed because he allegedly endangered his passengers, documents state.
Cellphone issue: Phone records for Overly's cellphone show an incoming call around the time of the crash, according to documents, which do not state whether he answered that call.
Charges against him were held for court at his June 17 preliminary hearing, and he is scheduled for his formal court arraignment on July 18, records state.
Overly's Lancaster-based attorney, Alan Goldberg, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at firstname.lastname@example.org.