Tow Truck Driver Sentenced for Homicide by Vehicle

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A tow truck driver was sentenced Friday to four to eight years in prison for homicide by vehicle.

In September, Robert Wickham was found guilty of driving under the influence when he caused the death of a Denise Polinchak.

According to police, Wickham was called to tow Polinchak’s car at the social security building near Wilkes-Barre last year.

Investigators said when he backed up, Polinchak was hit by an open car door and was thrown to the ground. She died from her injuries.


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