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Corbett signs bill to increase minimum sentence in fatal hit-and-run accidents

Corbett signs bill to increase minimum sentence in fatal hit-and-run accidents

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor Tom Corbett has signed a law increasing the minimum sentence for fleeing the scene of a fatal accident.

The minimum is going from one year up to three years in prison.

"Kevin's Law" is named after a five-year-old who was struck while crossing the street with his family in Wilkes-Barre.

In Reading, Justin Taylor was sentenced last year to a minimum of two years in prison.

Authorities say he fled the scene after fatally striking three-year-old Ja-Lexy Bobet in the area of South 10th and Cotton streets.


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