Suspiciously Calm Convict Confesses To Meth Use In Deadly PA Crash

The eerily calm demeanor of a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man who had just been involved in a deadly crash tipped police off that there was more going on, reports WTAJ.

Richard Ewing

Richard Ewing

Photo Credit: Huntington County Prison

Richard Ewing, of Tyrone, was driving northbound on Route 350 when he crossed over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic killing Wendy M. Ewitz, 59, on June 14, 2021, the outlet reports.

Even though Ewing was hurt— and had overturned his truck multiple times— he remained calm. When he was taken to UPMC Altoona, though, he confessed to smoking marijuana around 8 a.m. that morning. A blood draw soon revealed he had also taken methamphetamine and amphetamines, according to the report.

Ewing had multiple previous drug arrests with pending court dates at the time of the incident, court records show.

While being held in Blair County Prison, he also was part of a prison riot that injured a corrections officer, according to a report by WJAC.

Ewing pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, possession with intent to deliver, and DUI, WJAC reports.

He has been sentenced to serve 11 to 22 years in prison, the outlet reports citing Huntingdon County District Attorney David Smith.

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