CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man pleaded innocent in Franklin County Court on Wednesday to a hit-and-run accident that left a 12-year-old Chambersburg girl dead.
Jeffrey Lynn Naugle, 37, of 3326 Strang Road, is charged in the Oct. 29, 1999, death of Cynthia Nicole Reed, who was struck and killed by a car as she walked to a school bus stop. He is charged with causing an accident involving death or injury, a third-degree felony, and first-degree misdemeanor counts of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.
The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine upon conviction. Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said last month that a conviction on that charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of a year in prison.
Naugle's case was set for the May trial term.
Pennsylvania State Police said Reed was struck shortly before 7 a.m. and witnesses saw a dark-colored car leaving the scene. Naugle was interviewed later that day. Police alleged in the affidavit of probable cause that they observed front end damage and a cracked windshield on his car.