Police: Pickup left scene of wrong-way Pa. crash

Bookmark and Share
Make text smaller Make text larger

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (AP) — State police have been searching for the driver of a pickup who left the scene after rear-ending another vehicle that stopped in the path of a wrong-way driver on Route 28 near Pittsburgh.


State police say 81-year-old Francis Esposito, of Pittsburgh, caused the chain of events when he accidentally drove north in the southbound lanes after entering the highway using the off-ramp from Fox Chapel Road on Saturday about 5:30 p.m.


Police say 51-year-old Jeffrey Torin, of Indiana Township, alertly stopped his vehicle to prevent a crash and to stop Esposito from continuing to drive in the wrong direction.


That’s when police say Torin’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the ruck didn’t stop, but exited the highway using the same ramp as Esposito, before abandoning the truck and running away.


Bookmark and Share Make text smaller Make text larger
comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular
August
2014
Saturday
23
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
O-R's Poll Question of the Day