UNIONTOWN, Pa. — 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 (http://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.
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, http://www.heraldstandard.com/