A Gallitzin man charged with involuntary manslaughter for his role in a fatal motorcycle crash last year was sentenced earlier this week, according to the Cambria County District Attorney’s office.
District Attorney Greg Neugebauer says David Kelly Myers, 58, will serve nine to 24 months, with the first four-and-a-half months to be served in prison, followed by at least four-and-a-half months of house arrest.
Authorities say Myers’ sentence will also be followed by 24 months of probation and includes 6 months of SoberLink testing, a remote alcohol monitoring device.
Investigators say on the night of June 20, 2021, Myers and 21-year-old Sierra Farabaugh were traveling northbound on Columbia Street, in Allegheny Township, when Myers lost control after failing to negotiate a curve.
Troopers say the riders traveled approximately another 50 feet before being thrown from the motorcycle.
Authorities say Farabaugh was pronounced dead at the scene after being crushed by the bike.
According to a criminal affidavit, Myers had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .087, which is just slightly over the legal limit, at the time of the crash.
He previously pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, DUI and one traffic violation.
As part of Myers’ sentencing, he is also prohibited from visiting any establishment that sells alcohol.