Kenneth Kalbach charged in fatal pedestrian accident in Greenwich Township

Man charged in crash that killed 73-year-old

HAMBURG, Pa. - A Hamburg man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the death of a man who was hit while crossing the street in front of his Greenwich Township home.

State Police charged Kenneth Kalbach, 49, last month.  They said Kalbach was driving the car that struck and killed Ferdinand Jacker, 73, in front of his home in the village of Klinesville in Greenwich Township on April 25, 2012.

Jacker was crossing Old Route 22 around 4:45 a.m. to check his mailbox when he was struck and killed, police said. 

Kalbach was also charged with involuntary manslaughter, careless driving, and related charges.  According to court records, police said Kalbach estimated he was driving between 60-70 miles per hour at the time of the crash.  The speed limit is 35 miles per hour in the area. 

Kalbach told police he had just left for work that morning.

Police measured 362 feet of skid marks on the roadway. 

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