Masontown man facing homicide in sister's crash death

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A 51-year-old Masontown man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in a November crash that eventually killed his sister, who had survived nearly two months in a coma.

Officials said state police added the charge Wednesday against James Farrier.

Farrier was already charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs, and other charges relating to the crash on Nov. 2 in Menallen Township.

According to police, Crystal Farrier, 28, was in the back seat of her brother's car when he ran off the road, through a yard, and collided with another vehicle about 1 p.m. that day.

Crystal Farrier died at Uniontown Hospital in January and police waited for medical evidence before charging her brother with causing her death.