Woman killed in crash after boyfriend cuts brakes to use as crack pipe

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a man who cut his girlfriend’s brake lines trying to get a piece of pipe for crack smoking faces homicide charges after she lost control of the car, crashed into a tree and died.

John Jenkins, of Dunmore, is being held without bail in the Aug. 22 death of 38-year-old Tammy Fox.

A witness says the car was traveling about 60 mph and the brake lights flashed, but it never slowed down before the crash.

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According to court documents, Jenkins told police Fox was “driving him crazy” because she was looking for a pipe to smoke crack in.

He allegedly told troopers he didn’t want to go to the store for a pipe, so he started “hacking away” underneath Fox’s vehicle to get something she could use.

No attorney information is available.

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