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Speeding driver pleads guilty in crash that killed pedestrian

Published On: Mar 07 2014 04:13:47 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 07 2014 05:58:57 PM EST

A man charged in a deadly pedestrian crash in Berks County has admitted to the crime.

READING, Pa. -

A speeding driver accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in Berks County has admitted to the crime.

Kenneth Kalbach pleaded guilty Friday to homicide by vehicle and speeding. He was sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in jail, plus three years probation.

The crash happened on Old Route 22 in Greenwich Township on April 25, 2012.

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Kalbach, 50, of Hamburg, was going 84 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone when he hit and killed 73-year-old Ferdinand Jacker as he was walking across the street to check his mailbox, authorities said.