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Man charged in crash death of Pennsylvania turnpike worker

Officials allege Benjamin Kane was illegally driving a box truck on Oct. 22 when he crashed into a turnpike maintenance vehicle on a road shoulder near Norristown.

The Associated Press

1/2/2013

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a man driving with a suspended license is responsible for the accident that killed a Pennsylvania Turnpike employee in suburban Philadelphia.

The Montgomery County district attorney said Wednesday that 34-year-old Benjamin Joseph Kane, of Conshohocken, has been charged with vehicular homicide and related counts.

Officials allege Benjamin Kane was illegally driving a box truck on Oct. 22 when he crashed into a turnpike maintenance vehicle on a road shoulder near Norristown.

The turnpike vehicle then fatally hit longtime employee Michael Sanfelice, who was standing in front of it. The driver of the turnpike vehicle and a passenger in Kane's truck also were injured.

A call to Kane's attorney was not immediately returned. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 10.

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