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Northern Tier Man Charged with Homicide

Northern Tier Man Charged with Homicide

     BRADFORD CO. (WENY) --  Police have charged a Northern Tier man with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.  69-year-old Richard Leighton of Monroeton is accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and causing a head-on collision, that left one woman dead.

     The accident happened back in mid-March near the intersection of State Route 220 and Brocktown Road in Monroe Township.

     Leighton was in court on Thursday.  Other charges against him include careless and reckless driving, DUI, vehicle turning left, and restraint systems.  The victim of the crash was 64-year-old Rosemary Manuel.