MANHEIM - A central Pennsylvania man is accused of suffocating his 17-year-old girlfriend earlier this month after injuring her in a high-speed car crash with a guardrail.
Police filed homicide and other charges Friday against Benjamin Daniel Klinger for the Dec. 4 death of Sammi Heller on an interstate near Manheim.
Police allege Klinger purposely crashed, then killed Heller by sitting on top of her head until she asphyxiated.
The person answering the telephone at Klinger's Elizabethtown home Thursday says Klinger didn't have a lawyer and declined comment.
Heller allegedly told a friend that Klinger regularly tried to scare her while driving and that he'd threatened to kill them both in a crash.
Klinger is also charged with aggravated assault, drug offenses and driving violations.