Cumberland Times-News

August 20, 2013

Flintstone man receives seven years in vehicular death case

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — A Flintstone man was sentenced to a seven-year prison term Tuesday in connection with the vehicular death of another Flintstone man last August.

Melvin Emory James Gallion, 27, who had pleaded guilty to negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle in the case, was convicted and sentenced by Allegany County Circuit Court Judge Gary G. Leasure to seven years in the Maryland Department of Correction with four years suspended.  

Upon his release, Gallion will be placed on supervised probation for a period of five years.  

On Aug. 17, 2012, Gallion was operating a motor vehicle on state Route 144 in Flintstone when he collided with a vehicle being driven by Daniel Weaver, 26, of Flintstone. Weaver died as a result of his injuries.

Police investigation revealed that Gallion was traveling above the posted speed limit and was under the influence of alcohol when his vehicle struck Weaver’s vehicle broadside as Weaver pulled from a gas station parking lot.

The case was investigated by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean. Gallion was represented by Michael Stankan of the Office of the Public Defender.