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Man, 19, charged with homicide for girlfriend's death

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Benjamin Klinger (submitted photo) Benjamin Klinger (submitted photo)
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police charged 19-year-old Benjamin Klinger with homicide for the death of his girlfriend, who died in a car crash on Dec. 2.

Crews were called to the early December crash on 283 southbound near Stickler Road around 2 a.m.

After an extensive investigation, police determined Klinger intentionally drove his car over 100 miles an hour into a guard rail to kill his girlfriend. Police said he then suffocated her by sitting on her while her face was in the ground.

Klinger faces numerous charges including criminal homicide and homicide by motor vehicle. He is currently in Lancaster County Prison.

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