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Pa. man ordered to trial in fatal road rage case

April 15, 2014
Associated Press

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in what authorities characterize as the road rage death of a pedestrian.

Twenty-three-year-old Lorenzo Burgos of Plymouth is charged in Luzerne County in the August death of 42-year-old Fred Kleman Jr. in Plymouth.

A district judge on Monday forwarded charges of homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving to county court for trial.

Police said the victim saw Burgos approaching at high speed as a child was crossing the street and yelled at him to slow down.

Authorities allege that Burgos returned and struck Kleman, then got out and yelled that he was going to kill him.

Investigators allege that Burgos said he planned to speed toward the victim and then stop abruptly to intimidate him, but couldn't stop in time.



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