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Charges filed against driver in fatal Easton pedestrian accident

Francis Roscioli faces numerous charges in incident where Abraham Rivera died

Charges filed against driver in fatal pedestrian accident

EASTON, Pa. - A 22-year-old Easton man is facing a long list of charges in connection with a fatal accident over the weekend.

Francis Thomas Roscioli was arraigned and charged Thursday with several charges stemming from an accident Sunday morning where police said he hit and killed a pedestrian with his car.

Just after 2 a.m. 35-year-old Abraham Rivera was crossing Lehigh Drive in Easton when he was hit by an SUV driven by Roscioli, police said.

Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene.

Roscioli was charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, DUI, and related charges.

Bail was set at $500,000. He remains in the Northampton County Prison.

According to court documents, Roscioli pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2012. He was out on parole from that charge when earlier this year he was arrested again for DUI and driving the wrong way.

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