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Speeding driver pleads guilty in crash that killed pedestrian

Kenneth Kalbach ordered to serve up to 23 months in jail, 3 years probation

Speeding driver pleads guilty in deadly pedestrian crash

READING, Pa. - A speeding driver accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in Berks County has admitted to the crime.

Kenneth Kalbach pleaded guilty Friday to homicide by vehicle and speeding. He was sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in jail, plus three years probation.

The crash happened on Old Route 22 in Greenwich Township on April 25, 2012.

Kalbach, 50, of Hamburg, was going 84 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone when he hit and killed 73-year-old Ferdinand Jacker as he was walking across the street to check his mailbox, authorities said.


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