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Homicide by vehicle charge added in midstate firefighter's death

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 21, 2017 11:28 AM
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Firefighters salute as a fire truck (not pictured) carrying Harrisburg Fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe's body arrives at the state Capitol.

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

Authorities have added homicide by vehicle charges against 18-year-old Khanyae  Kendall.

She was already in the Dauphin County jail on an aggravated assault by vehicle charge and other offenses. 

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire officials say Lieutenant 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.  

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