Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Fire Chief Enterline and Police Captain Olivera provide details of the fire at 2534 Lexington street Friday night.
Three children were transported to Lehigh Valley Burn Center and are listed in critical condition.
As published on CRIMEWATCH Dauphin County
On 03/10/2017 at 2017 hours, Harrisburg Police were advised of a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of N. 14th & Walnut Streets. Due to an ongoing fire, officers from surrounding jurisdictions were asked to respond to the call until HPD could arrive.
Through the investigation it was determined that the vehicle that was struck was being operated by HFD Firefighter Lt. Dennis Devoe. He had returned from a funeral for a HFD firefighter that died of cancer recently. He stopped into the fire station located on 16th Street to pick up his gear to respond to the fire on Lexington Street.
Witnesses indicate that they observed the vehicle being driven by Lt. Devoe travelling westbound on Walnut Street at a normal speed. A gray vehicle travelling south on 14th Street went through the stop sign at Walnut Street without stopping striking Lt. Devoe’s vehicle on the passenger’s side. The vehicles travelled across the street and came to a rest on the open lot on the northwest corner of the intersection.
The female driver, later identified as Khanyae Kendall was seen fleeing from the striking vehicle. EMS arrived on scene and immediately to Lt. Devoe to Hershey Medical where he is listed in critical condition.
Sometime later Kendall went to Harrisburg Hospital for a vehicle accident. Officers met with her to take the accident report. Kendall provided false information as to what occurred and where she had the accident. A field sobriety test was given and Kendall who showed signs of impairment.
Kendall was charged with Aggravated Assault by Motor Vehicle / Receiving Stolen Property / DUI / Safe Speed / Stop Sign Violation / Careless Driving / False Information / Driving without a License / numerous traffic offenses
Fire Chief Brian Enterline.