- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a driver who crashed into the vehicle of a Pennsylvania firefighter rushing to the scene of a fatal hoverboard fire was high on the powerful psychedelic drug PCP.

Authorities on Monday added homicide by vehicle charges against 18-year-old Khanyae (KAHN’-yay) Kendall. She was already in the Dauphin County jail on an aggravated assault by vehicle charge and other offenses.

Harrisburg fire officials say Lt. Dennis DeVoe died March 11, a day after Kendall’s vehicle crashed into his as he drove to a fire station to pick up his gear.

The fire was blamed on a recharging hoverboard. The blaze killed two girls.

Kendall remains unable to post $1 million bail and faces a preliminary hearing April 17.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Kendall.

___

This story has been corrected to show the hoverboard fire killed two girls, not one.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide