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Pennsylvania enacts tougher hit-and-run law

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 30, 2014 6:55 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A new law in the commonwealth is toughening penalties for hit-and-run violations, inspired by the death of a five-year-old boy in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Governor Corbett has signed "Kevin's Law,'' which increases the mandatory minimum for leaving the scene of a fatal vehicle accident from one year to three years.

It's named for Kevin Miller, who was killed shortly before Christmas in 2012 as he crossed the street with his family.

His death was one of five similar incidents in Luzerne County that year, involving drivers who fled the scene of accidents.

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