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Woman gets 5 to 12 years in crash that killed Harrisburg firefighter

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 4, 2018 11:24 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Firefighter Denny Devoe, rear, helps probationary firefighter Keith Amberman use a chainsaw to cut through a garage roof in November 2014. (Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)

(Harrisburg) -- A woman has been sentenced to five to 12 years in state prison in a crash that killed a Harrisburg firefighter who was rushing to a fatal hoverboard fire.

Nineteen-year-old Khanyae Kendall has been sentenced in Dauphin County Court in the March 2017 crash that killed 45-year-old Lt. Denny DeVoe.

Prosecutors alleged Kendall was high on the powerful psychedelic PCP in a vehicle reported stolen that ran a stop sign and hit the car driven by the father of four in Harrisburg.

DeVoe had just attended the funeral of a retired firefighter and was on the way to a fire that claimed the lives of a 10-year-old girl and a two-year-old little girl.

Kendall was convicted in February of vehicular homicide and homicide by vehicle while under the influence.

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