Trial ordered for Pa. man in officer crash death

    A man charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer in a drunken, wrong-way crash has been bound over for trial on charges including murder and vehicular homicide.

    John Leck Jr. was ordered to stand trial after prosecutors presented videos, witnesses and expert testimony on the July 8 crash that killed Officer Brian Lorenzo.


    Defense attorney Michael Parlow says his client “feels terrible” about the crash but was merely drunk and not maliciously trying to hurt anyone when his Audi A6 fatally struck Lorenzo as the officer returned home after a shift.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a state trooper testified the Levittown man drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 for about 1½ miles, passing 52 backward signs and 9 traffic control devices, like roadway arrows.

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