Police: Man was speeding before striking, killing woman
Aug. 22, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man to stand trial in the death of a woman struck and killed on a bridge in Pennsylvania's capital.
Pennlive.com (http://bit.ly/2vZMths ) reports that officers testified Monday in Dauphin County that 36-year-old Deon Jenkins was going 70 mph when he struck 24-year-old Naya Griffin on June 10 on Harrisburg's State Street Bridge, where the speed limit is 35 mph.
Officers said the driver then fled and sped through stop signs and red lights while trying to escape police. Investigators said they were able to identify Jenkins after one of his passengers returned to the scene and told officers that they had pleaded for him to stop the car.
Jenkins is facing charges including vehicular homicide; his attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.
Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com