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Officer To Be Charged In Crash Death

WILLIAMSPORT — Investigators announced Monday afternoon that they plan to file homicide charges against a Williamsport police officer involved in a crash that killed a man.

According to state police, Officer Jonathan Deprenda will be charged with homicide by motor vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.

Troopers said Deprenda was involved in a crash while responding to help another officer. They said he was traveling 88 MPH when he collided with James Robinson earlier this month.  Robinson was killed in the crash.

State police said Deprenda will be arraigned Tuesday morning.


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