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Lancaster man charged in May crash faces additional felonies

A felony hearing for a Lancaster man charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with a fatal one-car crash earlier this year has resulted in a new set of charges for the defendant, according to Lancaster police.

Police have additionally charged 49-year-old Allen J. Stirling with two counts of harassment, after receiving complaints that he had allegedly sent harassing and taunting messages to the family of Jodie Anstett, who Stirling is accused of killing in a May 13 accident after losing control of his SUV and crashing on William Street near Bowen Road.

Anstett, 41, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Stirling is also charged with third-degree intimidation of a witness, after police found messages where Stirling allegedly threatened to kill a Lancaster police officer investigating the crash.

Lancaster Town Justice Jeremy Colby set a new bail amount of $25,000 for Stirling, who was transported to the Erie County Holding Center.

He is due back in Lancaster Town Court Wednesday.

Lancaster man charged in fatal May crash on William Street

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