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 |  Mar 07 2011, 6:56 PM

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A Landisville, Pennsylvania area car salesman turned himself in to police after a customer test drive of a Mitsubishi Lancer ended with a passenger’s death.

According to Lancaster Online, Michael D. Hershey was charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment and driving at an unsafe speed in the  death of Jon Christian “Chris” Jensen. Jensen had taken his son Tyler to look for cars, and the two were on a test drive with Hershey when the salesman instructed Tyler to pull over and let him drive. Tyler Jensen said that Hershey was driving recklessly at speeds of up to 90 mph, when he swerved to avoid hitting an oncoming truck and hit an embankment. Hershey and Chris Jensen were ejected from the car, with Jensen suffering horrific injures that mortally wounded him.

It later emerged that Hershey was intoxicated at the time of the crash and had previous convictions for vehicular offenses.

  • Sheila Wilson

    I pray for the family of Jon Christian ‘Chris’ Jensen and their tragic loss. I also pray for the family of Michael D Hershey due to the shame, embarrassment, and harassment that they may have to endure due to his extremely irresponsible, careless decision. He will have to live with this one the rest of his life. Possible sentence: life sentence, forced to look at a picture of Mr. Jensen AND the FAMILY he left behind due to Mr. Hershey’s carelessness, and make him work everyday and what money he makes in the system, pay to the family, even if it’s a penny a day… Don’t these companies do background checks on their employees?!