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Homicide charge follows crash that killed Butler man

| Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 5:57 p.m.

State police Wednesday charged a Renfrew man with homicide by vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance and related offenses for a traffic accident that killed a Butler man Monday.

Justin Enslen, 25, of Renfrew drove into the path of a car driven by Mark Bishop, 52, of Butler, on Route 68 in Connoquenessing, police said. Bishop died in the crash, and Bishop's passenger, his sister Holly Merkner, 41, of Lyndora, suffered minor injuries. Enslen suffered moderate injuries.

Enslen remained in the Butler County Jail Thursday after failing to post $10,000 cash bond set by District Judge Wayne D. Seibel.

Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or bvidonic@tribweb.com.

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