- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges in a fatal head-on crash that authorities said occurred as he was fleeing from police at high speed.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (https://bit.ly/2f1H2qO ) reports that 28-year-old Christopher Kemp entered the plea Friday in Fayette County Court in exchange for a 10- to 20-year sentence recommendation by the prosecutor.

State police in Uniontown said they tried to pull Kemp over for driving with a suspended license in October 2015 but he took off, driving n Wharton Township at speeds of 100 to 115 mph before the crash that killed 22-year-old Erik Yannitelli of Farmington.

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Judge Steve Leskinen called it “senseless.” He said if Kemp had pulled over, he would have faced nothing more serious than house arrest.


Information from: Herald-Standard, https://www.heraldstandard.com/

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