FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Virginia driver who crashed his vehicle into a Montgomery Township house last year which killed his passenger will be heard in Franklin County Court on Tuesday.

The accused was David Eugene Foy, 49, resident of Winchester, Va., is charged with homicide by vehicle in the crash that killed Catherine Foy, 51, of the same location.

According to Pennsylvania State Police of Chambersburg, Foy was driving through Montgomery Township Nov. 18 of last year when his Subaru Outback crashed into a house on Buchanan Trail West (Pa. 16) at Welsh Run Road at 4:35 in the afternoon.

Trooper James M. Erme Jr. immediately administered CPR to the victim but the victim was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Charging documents stated that David Foy was traveling west on Pa. 16 near Pa. 995 and tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone.

He reportedly went off the left side of the road and ultimately struck a house. David Foy admitted to inhaling marijuana vapors around 1 p.m. the day of the crash, Erme said.

Police charged David Foy with homicide by vehicle and four traffic violations on May 9. He was committed to Franklin County Jail four months later, where he remains in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Also present in the Franklin County Court last Tuesday was a Peters Township man who allegedly crashed his vehicle while driving under the influence – leaving a woman with serious injuries. His case is also scheduled for hearing.

The accuse was identified as Damien Judis Doyle, age 32, who is facing a charge of causing serious bodily injury.

Trooper Alex Grote of Pennsylvania State Police was dispatched to a crash in St. Thomas Township at 1:56 in the morning and discovered that the crash actually occurred in Chambersburg.

Grote located Doyle in a Jeep which was heavily damage. Doyle report that he smelled alcohol and made several comments to the trooper that he the driver crashed into someone becsuse he was drunk.

Doyle’s blood-alcohol concentration was 0.212 percent, Grote said. Doyle was charged with the following: aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of driving under the influence, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, driving without a license and four other traffic violations.

According to online court documents, neither Foy nor Doyle had previously faced criminal charges in Pennsylvania.

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