Charges filed against woman driver involved in June crash on Route 87

BARBOURS — When motorist Tammy Yourish lost control of her Toyota Rav4 on Route 87 and plowed into another vehicle on the afternoon of June 5, the 40-year-old South Williamsport woman had oxycodone and fentanyl in her system, according to state Trooper Jonathan Thompson.

Yourish, of 1109 W. Southern Ave., also had in her possession an unlabeled pill bottle that contained 41 oxycodone pills and 37 lorazepam pills, Thompson said.

Yourish was southbound in the 8200 block of Route 87 in Plunketts Creek Township when her car crossed the center line and crashed into a northbound Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Kristin Confer, 33, of Williamsport, about 4:45 p.m.

Both drivers were admitted to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and have since been discharged.

However Confer’s mother, Jean Confer, 63, also of Williamsport, who was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s car, was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and remains “hospitalized due to internal injuries she suffered in the crash,” Thompson said this week.

Based on the results of blood tests, it was determined that Yourish “was under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug or a combination of drugs to a degree which impaired her ability to safely drive,” Thompson said in an affidavit, adding her blood-alcohol content level was .02.

Yourish was arraigned Monday before District Judge Gary Whiteman on a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, DUI of a combination of alcohol and drug, possession of narcotics without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia plus four summary traffic violations. She was released on $25,000 bail.


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