Sophie K. Selig, 21, Maxatawny Township, on March 10 was found not guilty of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk.

The verdict came after a weeklong trial and almost a year and a half after she was behind the wheel during a fatal crash in Longswamp Township that killed two of her friends.

Selig, a student at Millersville University, was facing six to 12 years in state prison if she was convicted of the homicide charges.

Instead, Selig was convicted of drunken driving and recklessly endangering another person in Berks County Court before Judge James M. Bucci.

She could face up to two years of probation. Sentencing is scheduled for June.

On Sept 25, 2004, Selig was driving the wrong way on a one-way street when her vehicle was hit by a pickup truck, officials said.

The crash killed two of Selig's friends, Theresa M. Frymoyer and Mary R. Seng. They were 19 years old at the time.

Another friend, Stephanie E. Clauser of Rockland Township, survived the crash with a broken hip.

The four friends were cheerleaders together at Brandywine Heights Area High School. They graduated in 2003.

On the night of Brandywine's homecoming soccer game, the four girls met for a reunion.

Police said Selig drove the wrong way on Barclay Street and was hit by a pickup truck driven by Matthew Langhorne, 19, Macungie, at Barclay and State streets.

Langhorne was traveling 43 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone and Selig was traveling 23 miles per hour at the time of the accident, police said.

Medical records indicated that Selig was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent, which is five times the legal limit for drivers under 21. She was 19 at the time of the accident.

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