10 to 20 years for driver in Pa. road rage death

    A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for crashing into and killing a pedestrian who had yelled at him.

    Lorenzo Burgos Jr. was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to third-degree murder and reckless endangerment in the death of Fred Kleman last summer in Plymouth.

    Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Burgos exchanged barbs with Kleman while racing to drop off his fiancée’s children. Minutes later he returned to confront Kleman.

    They say Burgos swerved and hit the 42-year-old before crashing into a parked sport utility vehicle. Two neighbors standing with Kleman escaped injury.

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    Burgos has said he wanted to intimidate Kleman by speeding up to him and slamming on the brakes. Prosecutors say skid marks indicated he tried to stop.

    Burgos’ lawyer says he’s sorry.

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