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Pennsylvania man accused of Sylvan Beach teen's death pleads not guilty

A Pennsylvania man charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the hit and run death of a Sylvan Beach teen pleaded not guilty in Oneida County Court on Thursday morning.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A Pennsylvania man charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the hit and run death of a Sylvan Beach teen pleaded not guilty in Oneida County Court on Thursday morning.

Investigators say 53-year-old Gary Svecz struck 13-year-old Neil Pedersen of Sylvan Beach as Pedersen rode his bike home from a friend's house and then Svecz left the scene.

Svecz is being held at the Oneida County Jail on $100,000 bail.

He's due back in court August 9.

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