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Charges Increased Against Driver in Police Chase, Deadly Crash

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Authorities in Luzerne County have increased the charges against a driver in a police chase and deadly crash. Jose Crespo Mendez, 21, ...

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Authorities in Luzerne County have increased the charges against a driver in a police chase and deadly crash.

Jose Crespo Mendez, 21, of Nanticoke now faces a charge of homicide by vehicle while DUI.

Police say Mendez was trying to get away from them back in May when his car crashed in Wilkes-Barre.

A bystander, Gerald Mosley, was hit by the car. He later died in a hospital.