June1, 2018

Charges filed 18 months after fatal crash

STROUD TWP – An East Stroudsburg man now faces a charge of homicide by vehicle and other offences stemming from a crash that killed a passenger.

Thomas Patti, 36, of Shawnee, who had three prior DUI charges and was not supposed to be driving when he crashed in a construction zone on Route 191. 

Cody Bensel, 29, a passenger, died.

Police accounts allege that Patti tried to make it look like Bensel was driving. 

Patti is held in lieu of $150,000 bail. 

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