DRIVER WHO STRUCK AND KILLED FIREFIGHTER THOMAS ROYDS AND INJURED TWO OTHERS IN 2021 SENTENCED TO PRISON – PENNSYLVANIA

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison in the death of a firefighter struck along with two other firefighters and a state trooper as they were responding to a crash on Interstate 76 in suburban Philadelphia more than a year and a half ago.

Jacquelyn Walker, 64, of Little Egg Harbor, wept as the sentence was imposed Thursday in Montgomery County in the July 2021 death of 48-year-old Thomas Royds, a longtime member of the Belmont Hills Fire Department, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Walker pleaded guilty in October to third-degree murder, aggravated assault by vehicle and reckless endangerment. Authorities said she drove onto the shoulder and swerved into Royds, two other firefighters and a state police trooper who were responding to a 3 a.m. crash on the side of the highway.

Original Story: https://6abc.com/interstate-76-crash-all-lanes-closed-trooper-injured-firefighter-hurt/10907188/