Man sentenced 5-to-19 years for fatal DUI crash on Airport Road
- Brian C. McGoldrick, 42, of Glenside, Montgomery County, received a sentence of five-to-19 years in state prison
- Catherine Ann Neelon, 55, of Allentown died from blunt force trauma as a result of the crash
- McGoldrick's blood-alcohol level was more than three times the limit state law considers too drunk to drive
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Montgomery County man charged with driving under the influence after a head-on car crash that resulted in the death of the other driver last year was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Brian C. McGoldrick, 42, of Glenside, received a sentence of five to 19 years in state prison, according to a news release Wednesday from the Office of Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.
Judge James T. Anthony also sentenced McGoldrick to a year of probation.
Catherine Ann Neelon, 55, of Allentown died from blunt force trauma as a result of the crash on Airport Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The Lehigh County coroner ruled her death accidental.
McGoldrick registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.263% — more than three times the 0.08% that state law considers too drunk to drive — when tested an hour and 10 minutes after the crash.Lehigh County District Attorney's office written statement
McGoldrick registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.263% — more than three times the 0.08% that state law considers too drunk to drive — when tested an hour and 10 minutes after the crash.
State police reported that at 11:02 p.m. Sept. 2, they were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Airport Road south of Catasauqua Road.
An investigation revealed that McGoldrick’s 2018 Toyota Prius was northbound in the southbound lanes of Airport Road when it hit a 2009 Toyota Yaris driven by Neelon.
In addition to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, McGoldrick was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, also a felony; drunken driving; and several misdemeanors, including unsafe driving, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving at an unsafe speed.
The case was investigated by state police Trooper Justin N. Yozsa and prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney V. Paul Bernardino III.