The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

May 10, 2013

Driver in fatal police crash waives extradition

An Editor's Notes

NEW CASTLE — The woman charged in the death of a Shenango Township police officer will return to Lawrence County next week.

The attorney for Kylee Barletto, 25 of 693 Hoover Road, waived her extradition hearing Wednesday in Youngstown.

According to Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa, Barletto, who is accused of homicide by vehicle and 14 other counts in the May 2 death of Officer William J. McCarthy IV, will be transferred back to Lawrence County on Monday.

Barletto is accused of driving the vehicle that struck the police cruiser McCarthy was riding in along Cascade Street in New Castle that night. She was injured in the crash, as was the driver of the cruiser, officer Michael Lynch.

Following the crash, Barletto was transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Because she was across state lines, Lamancusa had to make an extradition request to have Barletto returned to Lawrence County.