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Mechanicsburg woman charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

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Esther Brubaker Esther Brubaker

The girlfriend of a Cumberland County man faces criminal charges after police said she struck and killed him with a mini-van.

Monday night, police arrested Esther Brubaker, 36, of the 100 block of Balfour Drive and charged her with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and homicide by vehicle.

Brubaker was arrested in Annville Township, Lebanon County, after leaving the scene in Silver Spring Township, police said.

She was taken back to Cumberland County Monday night for arraignment. Authorities also collected a blood sample. Police said they believe alcohol or controlled substances may have played a role in the incident.

"I am very pleased with how we were able to get the facts together and apprehend her," Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed said.

Authorities allege Brubaker struck and killed her boyfriend, also of the 100 block of Balfour Drive, with a white Mercury Villager mini-van outside their home around 6 p.m. Monday.

The deceased, 34-year-old Jeremy Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Freed said Anderson had tire marks on his body.

Officials said they interviewed neighbors who said they heard the couple arguing prior to the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, and will include examining the vehicle involved, officials said. 

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