CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her in August waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. He was transported to the county courthouse Tuesday, where he met privately with a public defender and chose to waive the preliminary hearing before appearing before a judge.
His case will be scheduled for mandatory arraignment.
Waynesboro police charged Savage with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
Officers allege Savage was driving a Volkswagen GTI that struck and fatally injured 22-year-old Kristi Lee Queen in the first block of West Sixth Street near its intersection with South Church Street. The collision occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.
Two witnesses to the crash told police they were walking with Queen after leaving the Break Away Sports Lounge. Police allege one of those men said he heard a loud exhaust from a vehicle as he and Queen were crossing West Sixth Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.