UPDATE: Man Sentenced in Fatal Texting and Driving Crash

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UPDATE 6/26/2014 5:40 PM

Sentencing for a crash that left another man dead, all tied to texting.

Zachary Dumas pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide in May.

Dumas received 6 months in the Washington County Jail and a five year license suspension.

He was involved in a three car crash on Route 26 last September.

That crash killed Robert Goddard.

The Washington County Prosecutor's Office retrieved texts from Dumas' phone sent during the time of the crash.

Investigators say he originally deleted them after the crash.


UPDATE 5/19/2014 2:00 PM

A man accused of texting and driving right before a crash pleads no contest in court.

Zachary Dumas was involved in a three car crash on Route 26 in September 2013.

That crash killed Robert Goddard.

The Washington County Prosecutor's Office says they got texts off Dumas' phone that were sent during the time of the crash.

Investigators say he originally deleted the texts off his phone after the crash.

Sentencing is set for June 26.


A busy day for the Washington County grand jury, as jurors formally charge twelve local men and women.

Zachary Dumas was indicted in relation to a three car crash on Route 26 in September.

55-year-old Robert J. Goddard was killed in the crash.

Following the accident, prosecutors believe Dumas deleted text messages off his phone.

They say those texts were sent around the time of the crash.

Dumas is charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Also from the grand jury, three people are indicted after being arrested during a meth bust last month.

Donna Glendening, Dirk Filon and Sean Yoho are accused of operating a red phospherous meth lab.

During the arrest investigators say all three admitted to being involved.

Yoho was hospitalized at the scene after jumping off a rooftop.


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