2010-08-19 / Police Reports

Trial Ordered For Pa. Man In Wife’s Death In Crash

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of homicide by vehicle in the death of his wife in a crash that followed a police pursuit.

Thirty-four-year-old Kenneth Strausser Jr. of Stroudsburg told reporters Friday that he loved his wife and did not mean for last month’s crash in Tobyhanna to happen. He said he did not know there was a police car behind him and he lost control after his wife grabbed the wheel.

Police said officers pursued his car on Interstate 380 last month and later found the vehicle in flames after it crashed into a tree, and 26-year-old Allison Strausser later died.

Strausser was ordered to stand trial on charges of vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding police, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter, and other other counts.

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