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Woman ordered to trial in DUI crash that killed boyfriend

READING, Pa. - The case of a Berks County woman charged in a crash that killed her boyfriend is moving forward.

Whitney Bechtel appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing. A judge ordered her to stand trial on all charges, including homicide by vehicle and DUI.

Investigators said Bechtel's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit when she drove her car into a tree on Old Route 22 in Greenwich Township in May 2016.

Philip Snyder Jr., a passenger in the car, died at the scene.


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