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Man pleads guilty to deadly bike crash in Hazleton

A man has admitted to causing a crash that killed a teenager on a bicycle in Hazleton last year

HAZLETON, Pa. — A man has admitted to causing a crash that killed a teenager on a bicycle in Luzerne County.

Last week, Gabriel Hernandez-Mendez pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle.

Other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

Police say Hernandez-Mendez hit 15-year-old Hector Padilla along Poplar Street in Hazleton last year and took off.

Credit: WNEP
Gabriel Hernandez-Mendez

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