Pennsylvania man indicted on negligent manslaughter charge in Carroll

A Pennsylvania man was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury earlier this month for his alleged role in a March collision that led to the death of a Manchester man.

Bruce Kehr, 63, of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, was indicted on charges of criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle or vessel, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving and unsafe lane changing.


He was initially held without bail and then was released on his own recognizance with pre-trail supervision following a Tuesday bail review.

According to the criminal indictment, Kehr is charged with causing the death of Robert Martin at the area of Hanover Pike (Md. 30) and Bachman Valley Road on March 17.

According to the crash report from the Maryland State Police, a Chevy Silverado driven by Martin, 82, was parked stationary on the southbound shoulder of Md. 30, facing north.

A Hyundai Sonata driven by Kehr was traveling south on Md. 30 and struck the Silverado head on, pushing it into a ditch and striking a mailbox, according to the report.

The collision occurred at approximately 10:51 a.m.

A blood alcohol test of Kehr suggested a concentration of .16, according to the report.

The charge of criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle or vessel is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of three years incarceration and fines up to $5,000.

No attorney was listed for Kehr in electronic court documents. No further court scheduling information was available as of 3 p.m. Friday.