Two flee scene after truck rams overturned car on Pa. Turnpike, killing one man

The investigation and search closed the road for seven hours.

Mike DeNardo
July 12, 2018 - 11:25 am



PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania state police are looking for two people who ran from the scene of a fatal crash that closed the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours Thursday morning. 

Troopers say a westbound Hyundai Sonata with three people inside crashed and overturned in the left lane, west of Morgantown at about 2:30 a.m. The three got out of the overturned car as the drivers of a truck and a Ford Mustang stopped to help. 

State police Corporal Holly Reber-Billings said, "One of those three occupants was sitting on the cement barrier in between the two lanes, and the truck driver suggested that he might want to move."

But he didn't, and the 25-year-old Brooklyn man was killed when a UPS tractor-trailer plowed into the Mustang and the overturned car. Two people in the Mustang suffered minor injuries. But Reber-Billings said the two other people in the overturned car fled the scene. "And we have not located them."

The investigation and search closed the Turnpike until 9:30 a.m.