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Fire chief killed directing traffic, man in custody

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Fire Chief Rodney Miller Fire Chief Rodney Miller
Matthew Diehl Matthew Diehl
GLEN ROCK, Pa. (WHTM) -

A York County fire chief is dead after being hit while directing traffic overnight, and police have a suspect in custody.

State police said shortly before 1:00 a.m., 32-year-old Matthew Diehl of Shrewsbury was driving on Interstate 83 near Exit 8 at Glen Rock, which was shut down because of a crash.

Police say Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller had his emergency vehicle parked with its emergency lights on when Diehl went around it, hitting Miller.

They say Diehl continued to drive until he was forced to stop when he reached a traffic backup.

Miller was taken to York Hospital, where he died.

Diehl now faces several charges including homicide by vehicle and DUI. He's being held at York County Prison.

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