Cops: Man led police on 115 mph chase before fatal crash

AP News
Posted: Oct 13, 2015 12:28 PM

CHALKHILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man led police on a chase at speeds exceeding 115 mph before crashing head on into another vehicle, killing the driver.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Kemp, of Confluence, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the Monday night crash that killed 22-year-old Erik Yannitelli, of Farmington.

State police in Uniontown say officers were trying to pull over Kemp for driving with a suspended license when he took off.

They say Kemp drove along Route 40 in Wharton Township, crossing into the opposite lane to avoid police, before smashing into the victim's car.

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Yannitelli worked as a chef at the nearby Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Kemp is hospitalized in Morgantown, West Virginia, with unspecified injuries. His passenger also remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Online court records don't list a defense attorney who could comment on Kemp's behalf.