On 08/22/18 at approximately 10:00 AM, the victim, Tammy A. Fox, was operating her black Hyundai Sonata west on Pine Street in Scranton city, Lackawanna County.
As Fox was traveling west on Pine Street, her vehicle began to accelerate. Fox’s vehicle crossed through the intersection of Pine Street and North Washington Avenue and violently struck a tree on the westerly side of North Washington Avenue.
Fox died from serious injuries sustained in the crash. A mechanical inspection and search of Fox’s vehicle showed that the brake lines had been cut.
During an interview conducted with Fox’s boyfriend, John William Jenkins, he admitted that on the evening prior to the crash he cut the victim’s brake lines while at their residence in an attempt to obtain a metal pipe that could be used to smoke crack cocaine.
Jenkins was subsequently charged with criminal homicide and lodged in the Lackawanna County Correctional Facility.