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Woman faces vehicular homicide charges in deadly Silver Spring hit-and-run crash

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 3:35 pm    

A woman from Mechanicsburg, Silver Spring Township in Pennsylvania is facing charges of vehicular homicide after allegedly running over her boyfriend while drunk on Monday, September 30.

Thirty-six-year-old Esther Brubaker was charged with felony homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter, DUI , and summary reckless driving by Magisterial District Judge Paula Correal on Tuesday, October 22.

A witness, former Lancaster City Police Department accident reconstruction officer Theodore Will Jr., said that he heard an argument between Brubaker and Jeremy Anderson right before he heard the sound of a car striking something.

Emergency medical responders weren’t able to revive Anderson, who was declared dead at the accident scene by Cumberland County coroner Charles Hall. The cause of death was blunt force trauma injuries as a result of getting hit by a vehicle.

Losing a loved one to a drunk driver is tragic and something our legal team at the Law Office of Bill Pelhan believes no one in Lancaster should have to go through alone. Call us at 717-392-6362 to find out how we might be able to help you take action against the reckless driver who has caused your family such harm.

1 dead, 1 injured in Montgomery County wreck

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 2:25 pm    

One person was killed and another is in critical condition following a two-vehicle head-on collision in Lafayette Hill on October 10 at around 11 p.m.

According to the Springfield Township police, the driver of a 2010 Camry who was heading west lost control of his vehicle and collided with a 2005 Camry in the eastbound lane of Ridge Pike. The former was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, while the latter sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. The names of both victims have not been released.

Speed and weather were considered as factors in the crash. The investigation is still ongoing.


1 killed, 1 critically injured in Mercer County Crash

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 1:47 pm    

One person was killed while another was critically injured following a one-vehicle crash in Delaware Township on Sunday, September 29.

Jeffrey Benninghoff, 29, of Fredonia, was driving along Delaware Road at around 8:30 a.m. when he tried to avoid a bicyclist as he approached the intersection to Folk Road. Benninghoff’s vehicle spun around and then hit a utility pole. His passenger, 32-year-old Chandra Kodali, also from Fredonia, was partly ejected from the vehicle.

Benninghoff was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for treatment of critical injuries, while Kodali was pronounced dead at the scene.