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Posted on: July 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Vehicular Homicide, Racing Charges Added in Hit-Run Crash that Killed McCaskey Student


Additional charges, including homicide by vehicle, have been filed against a man already charged with fleeing the scene of a May crash that killed a McCaskey High School student.

Kristopher Martinez-Ramon, 23, was driving a silver SUV that ran a red light at Franklin and King streets on May 24, striking a vehicle crossing the intersection.

Isaia Candelario, the 16-year-old driver of the other vehicle, was killed. A 17-year-old passenger in that car was seriously hurt.

Lancaster city police recently filed additional charges of homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, reckless driving and racing.

Police determined Martinez-Ramon “engaged in an exhibition of speed” prior to the crash, closely tailgating another vehicle (not Candelario’s) and accelerating past that vehicle at speeds up to 65 mph.

Martinez-Ramon already was charged with two counts of hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license, and other traffic violations.

Martinez-Ramon waived a preliminary hearing last week on all counts. In turn, District Judge Janice Jimenez bound over the case to Lancaster County Court.

Martinez-Ramon is at Lancaster County Prison on $250,000 bail. He fled after the crash and was arrested three weeks later in Florida.

Martinez-Ramon is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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