Hartleton man gets jail time in DUI crash

HARTLETON — A Hartleton man got a lengthy sentence today for a DUI crash that killed his girlfriend.  According to Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson, 22-year-old Christopher Wirth was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months to 25 years in state prison.

He is charged in the January 2012 incident where he is accused of driving drunk, crashing and killing his girlfriend, 21-year-old Allison VonNeida.  A friend, 22-year-old Desiree Cronin, was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The accident took place along Route 235 near Laurelton. Union-Snyder Senior Judge Louise Knight presided over Wirth’s trial.

Wirth is charged with several counts including, vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence and accidental death while not properly licensed.

Wirth also received an additional sentence for a prior criminal trespass for which he was on probation.  That probation was revoked, and he was sentenced from 1-5 years in prison for that. (Codi Jade)

 

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